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BKPOB.T 
1875— V6 



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CITY OF BOSTON 

STATE 1 



UFFOLK, 



FOR THE FIlSTAlSrCIAL YEAR 

18 7 5-76. 



(No. 64 OF THE Series.) 



3IAT 1, 1875, TO APRIL 30, 1876 

(Both Included.) 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 5 6 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 

18 7 6. 






Compliin en ts 



CITY OF BOSTOK. 



In Board of Aldermen, May 8, 1876. 

Ordered^ That the Annual Report of the Auditor of Ac- 
counts, for the financial year 1875-76, be submitted in print, 
and that five thousand five hundred copies thereof be printed ; 
that three thousand eight hundred copies be retained in the 
custody of the Auditor, at City Hall, for distribution, and 
that the remainder be placed in the several Police Station 
Houses, also for distribution ; and further, that public adver- 
tisement be made of the fact, in the newspapers, that said 
reports have been placed in the Auditor's Office, City Hall, 
and in the several Police Station Houses, for distribution, 
where the citizens may obtain them on application. 

Read twice and passed. Sent down for concurrence. 
May 18, came up concurred. Approved by the Mayor, 
May 19, 1876. 

A true copy. 

Attest: JOHN T. PRIEST, 

Assistant City Clerk. 



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CITY OF BOSTOIST. 



Office of the Auditor of Accounts, 
City Hall, June 1, 1876. 
To THE Honorable City Council : — 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned. Auditor of Accounts, con- 
forming to the requirements of tlie ordinance in relation to 
Finance, has the honor of presenting his annual report of the 
receipts and expenditures of the 

CITY OF BOSTON 

- and 

COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 

for the financial year 1875-76, commencing May 1, 1875, 
and terminating April 30, 1876. 

The exhibit of the financial condition of the city, taken as 
a whole, is a very satisfactory one, and it can be looked upon 
with pride by our citizens that they have met the require- 
ments of taxation so promptly in view of the many burdens 
which have been placed upon them during the past three 
years of stagnation in business and shrinkages of property. 

The credit of the city has been maintained at every point 
and never has been higher in the market — its debts being 
paid at maturity with no renewals — purchases of debt made 
with revenue before becoming due and the certificates can- 
celled — the borrowing of money avoided when at all prac- 
ticable — provisions made for the future ; and with economy 
and strict scrutiny of expenditures in the carrying on of the 
government, it is believed that the burden to be borne will 
be hereafter somewhat lightened without detriment to the 
city's welfare. To free our municipality of all debt, thereby 
relieving taxation of paying interest thereon, now annually 
amounting to rising $2,600,000, " is a consummation devoutly 
to be wished." 

The issue of new loans during the year was m amount 



6 auditor's eeport. 

r I ' 

^2,588,000, but during the same period the debt paid and 
cancelled was in amount $2,153,994.26, showing an increase 
of the gross funded debt of $434,005.74; but the unfunded 
debt was also reduced $13,451.85, resulting in an increase of 
the funded and unfunded debt of only $420,553.89. Of 
the whole amount of the new loans $1,945,000 was for 
Water Works and $643,000 for street improvements, inau- 
gurated a few years since. Of the amount of the debt paid 
only $295,000 was on Water Works account; therefore the 
chief payments of debt were of that incurred for other pur- 
poses than for Water Works. 

The gross debt, funded and unfunded, April 30, 1876, stood 
at $43,933,165.01. The means for its redemption at the 
same date, $16,880,387.41, leaving the net debt, April 30, 
1876, $27,052,777.60, against that of $27,294,208.20, 
April 30, 1875 — showing a reduction of the net debt of 
$241,430.60 during the year. 

The payments of the City of Boston and County of Suf- 
folk during the financial year 1875-76 drawn for by the 
Mayor through the office of the Auditor of Accounts were 
as follows, viz. : — 

On account of the City of Boston, $12,391,170 45 

.On account of the County of Suffolk, 137,474 43 



Total drawn for by the Auditor of Accounts, $12,528,644 88 

To which add payments by the Treasurer, which 
did not pass through the Auditor's office, the 
details of which may be found under the head of 
Auditor's Aggregates, and in the Treasurer's 
report, 6,561,521 90 



$19,090,166 78 

These payments, as shown by the Auditor, present the 
following results as divided between the city and county, 
viz. : — 

City of Boston, $18,728,656 49 

County of Suffolk, 361,510 29 



$19,090,166 78 



auditor's eefort. 7 

The actual payments, as shown by the annual report of the 
City and County Treasurer to the City Council, which ac- 
companies this document, were as follows, viz. : — 

On account of the City of Boston, $18,728,118 01 

On account of the County of Suffolk, 361,510 29 



$19,089,628 30 
Add to which the drafts drawn by the Auditor of 
Accounts on account of the City of Boston 
during the year, but not paid, 538 48 



We have the total, as given by the Auditor, of, $19,090,166 78 

The Treasurer reports that the cash balance in the 

Treasury, April 30, 1875, was, $3,437,504 61 

Total receipts during the year 

1875-76, il9,118,791 76 

Total payments during the year 

1875-76, 19,089,628 30 

29,163 46 



Balance, April 30, 1876, $3,466,668 07 

To this cash balance of the Treasurer should be 
added the amount advanced by him on Auditor's 
drafts on account of Oliver-street improvement, 
on authority of a loan authorized by the City 
Council, but not negotiated, 84,329 28 



$3,550,997 35 

This Treasury balance of $3,550,997.35 is subject to the 
following payments, viz. : — 

Balances of appropriations carried to 1876-77, $3,447,972 02 

Sundry items shown under the head of Treasury 

aggregates and balance, 103,025 33 



;,550,997 35 



The actual expenditures of the city and county, including 
the amount of the State Tax and Liquor Revenue paid to the 
State of Massachusetts, and Soldiers' Relief payments, less 



8 auditor's report. 

the Temporary Loan, borrowed and paid, and other items, 
are shown as follows, viz. : — 

City of Boston payments in gross^ $18,728,656 49 

Less payments of Temporary Loan, to Sinking 
Fund Commissioners, Banli Tax to State, and 
sundry items, details of which are given under 
payments, page 13, 3,614,266 77 

We have the total expenditures of the City of 

Boston, il5, 114,389 72 

Add County of Suflfolk expenditures, 361,510 29 

We have the actual expenditures of the City of 
Boston, and County of Suffolk, for 1875-76, S15,475,900 01 

The reorganization of the Treasury department under the 
act of the Legislature of Massachusetts of 1875, and an ordi- 
nance of the City Council, constituting two departments, 
one in the person of Collector and deputies, for the collection 
of taxes and assessments and receiver of all moneys collected 
and due the city, paying the same daily to the Treasurer, 
and providing that the Treasurer should be the custodian of 
the funds of the city — that all demands against tho city 
should be paid through his office — one being the collecting 
and the other the paying department of the city, has thus 
far worked satisfactorily, inasmuch as the undivided atten- 
tion of the head of the Collector's department is given to 
the immediate and sole care of collecting all the demands 
due the city which have so largely increased as to need such 
supervision. The Collector and deputies receiving a stated 
salary fixed by the City Council, all fees now received by 
them, in whatever capacity, are paid into the City Treasury, 
instead of as heretofore the fees forming the pay of the 
deputies. 

The Municipal Indebtedness Act of our State, of 1875, pro- 
hibits cities and towns from incui-ring del)ts, exclusive of those 
for Water Works, over the aggregate of 3 per cent, on their 
valuation of taxable property less the amount of Sinking 
Funds ; and taking this standard and placing the valuation of the 



AUDITORS REPORT. V 

city for taxation at $725,000,000, May 1, 1876, we have the 
amount of indebtedness that Boston can incur, exclusive of 
Water Loans, $21,750,000, and the net debt at that date, 
less the Water Loans and Sinking Funds, was $18,588,450, 
leaving the amount which the city can increase under section 
6 of the act aforesaid, $3,161,550; but there is a provision 
in section 7 of the said act which was overlooked in speaking 
of its provisions in the last report, which provides that cities 
and towns, at the time of the act going into effect (June 14, 
1875), indebted to an amount " 7iot less than hao J9er centum 
on their valuation, may increase such indebtedness to the 
extent of an additional one per centum on their valuation, and 
no more. " Placing the net indebtedness of the City of Boston 
less Water Loans and Sinking Funds, May 1, 1875, at 
$20,644,333.24, it was more than two per cent, on its 
valuation; therefore, with the valuation of the city May 1, 
1875, viz. : $793,961,895, the city had authority at the date 
of the said act taking effect to increase its indebtedness one 
per centum on that amount, viz. : $7,939,618 00 

Deduct therefrom the loans funded since 
the passage of Act, for Street Improvement 
purposes, say 643,000 00 

We have the amount the City of Boston 
may increase its indebtedness, exclusive of 
debt for water purposes and sinking funds, $7,296,618 00 

The right of increasing the one per centum being exhausted, 
the three per cent, clause of the act goes into effect, 

The Commissioners on the Sinking Funds, for the redemp- 
tion of the debt of the city, paid during the financial year 
ending April 30, 1876, $2,153,994.26, of debt, as fol- 
lows : — 

Paid at maturity, — 

City Loans, $1,219,400 00 

Cochituate Water Loans, 128,000 00 

Mystic Water Loans, 167,000 00 



:,514,400 00 
Purchased with revenue set apart for the purpose 

— City Loans, 539,500 00 

Charlestown demand notes purchased, 51,805 15 



Carried forward, $2,105,705 15 



10 auditor's report. 

Brought forward, $2,105,705 15 

Consolidated Street Improvement, Sterling Loan 

purchased in London by contract, 25,789 11 

Due 1874-75, but not called for until 1875-76 — 

City Loans, 22,500 00 



i, 153,994 26 



The report of the Commissioners, which is embraced in 
this document, gives a clear statement of their operations 
since their organization, and the condition of the funds in 
their hands. 



THE DEBT OF THE CITY. 

The amount of the funded debt of the City, of all 

kinds, April 30, 1875, was $43,414,829 99 

Add amount of Bonds issued on account of City 
and Cochituate and Mystic Water Loans, during 
the year 1875-76, 2,588,000 00 



$46,002,829 99 
Less amount of debt paid by the Sinking Fund 

Commissioners, during the year 1875-76, 2,153,994 26 



Total funded debt of the City, April 30, 1876, $43,848,835 73 

Add unfunded debt, being advances made by the 
Treasurer on a loan authorized by City Council, 
but not negotiated, on account of Oliver street, 84,329 28 



Total funded and unfunded debt, April 30, 1876, $43,933,165 01 
Total fmded and unfunded debt, April 30, 1875, 43,512,611 12 



Showing an increase, 1875-76, of the gross debt of $420,553 89 

The indebtedness, as stated above, the Auditor classifies 
as follows : — 

City Debt proper, $26,152,112 00 

Cochituate Water Debt (see cost of the Cochituate 

Water Works in Appendix), « 12,119,812 41 
War Debt (loans outstanding), 1,794,500 00 
Roxbury Debt " 438,600 00 
Dorchester Debt " 121,500 00 
Charlestown Debt " " 1,196,000 00 
" Mystic Water Debt (loans outstand- 
ing), 1,318,000 00 
Brighton Debt (loans outstanding), 322,640 60 
West Roxbury Debt " 470,000 00 



Total, as above, $43,933,165 01 



auditor's report. 11 

The Cochituate Water Loans outstanding April 30, 1876, 
amount to $9,735,711.11 ; but the real debt of the Cochitu- 
ate Water Works is shown by the excess of the interest and 
expenses for said works over the revenue derived from the 
same, and taxation received on outstanding loans, which is, 
as stated in the Appendix, $12,119,812.41. 

The review of the accounts of the Cochituate Water Works 
has been made during the past year, and a clear construction 
account opened, as shown under the head of Cost of the 
Cochituate Water Works, in the Appendix, by which it 
appears that the actual cost of these works to April 30, 
1876, is 111,994,579.78, and that the total revenue received 
to same date has failed to meet the current expenses of 
carrying on the works and paying interest on their net cost 
into the sum of $1,477,232.63. The income account of the 
works has been aided by the taxation of $1,352,000.00 ; with 
this added the net cost of the works, over revenue received, 
is still in excess of their actual cost, $125,232.63. The 
Cochituate Water Works will be required to pay interest 
the coming year on the $12,119,812.41, as given in the classi- 
fied debt statement, and on all new loans made. 



THE MEANS ON HAND FOR PAYING THE DEBT. 

Cash in charge of the Board of Commissioners on 

the Sinking Funds, April 30, 1876, $1,757,534 07 

Certificates of indebtedness of the City of Boston, 
belonging to the " Board of Commissioners on 
the Sinking Funds," 14,055,675 00 

Public Land Bonds and Mortgages in the hands of 
the Collector, secured on lands purchased of 
the City, all payments on which are made to the 
Board of Commissioners on the Sinking Funds, 236,217 21 

Street improvement and other Bonds, do., 830,961 13 



Total redemption means, April 30, 1876, $16,880,387 41 

Total redemption means, April 30, 1875, 16,218,402 92 



Increase of means in 1875-76, $661,984 49 



12 auditor's report. 



THE NET DEBT OF THE CITY. 

Total funded and unfunded Debt, of all descrip- 
tions, of the City of Boston, April 30, 1876, $43,933,165 01 

Total means on hand for paying the same, April 

30, 1876, 16,880,387 41 



Net Debt of the City, April 30, 1876, $27, 052,777 60 

Net Debt of the City, April 30, 1875, $27,294,208 20* 

Net Debt of the City, April 30, 1876, 27,052,777 60 



Decrease of the net Debt, 8241,430 60 

The increase of means for the redemption of the 

Debt during the year, $661,984 49 

The increase of the gross Debt during the year, 420,553 89 



Net decrease of the Debt, $241,430 60 



The assessment of taxes to defray the expenses of the Citt of 
Boston and Countt of Suffolk for the financial year 1875-6, 
less tbe revenue to be received from other sources ; also to pay 
the State Tax levied on the City of Boston, 1875, was : — 

Tax Levy, 1875, $10,800,569 45 

Additional Bills, 1,649 12 



,802,218 57 



Collections to April 29, 1876, inclusive, $9,449,113 81 

Abatements, 145,809 72 

Outstanding, 1,207,295 04 



$10,802,218 57 



Total Collections : — 

Account of 1875 taxes, $9,449,113 81 

Account of 1874 and previous years, 1,141,249 85 



$10,590,363 66 



Bank Tax belonging to the City, $247,194 57 

Transfer to State, 5,783 63 

$241,410 94 



auditor's report. 13 

Collections, $241,405 56 

Abatements, 5 38 

$241,410 94 



The annual report of the Collector, found with this report, con- 
tains details of the uncollected taxes and assessments, giving the 
years they became due. 



THE PAYMENTS. 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Ordinary expenses, which include the interest, 
premium and exchange paid on the entire debt 
of the city ($2,607,933.20), and ordinary street 
widenings, $11,008,718 04 

Special laying out and widening streets, 1,244,492 67 

State Tax, 802,120 00 

Additional supply of water, 783,613 49 

Water Works, Wards 17 and 19, 288,039 03 

Erecting new School-houses and land for the same, 277,746 57 

Erecting new buildings and land for the same, 219,848 33 

Building and rebuilding bridges, 125,324 22 

Parker Hill Reservoir, 89,449 16 

Soldiers' Relief, 84,219 50 

Northampton-street District, 63,624 77 

License Revenue, State's proportion, 61,962 50 

Suffolk-street District, 50,407 33 

Fort Hill Improvement, 14,000 11 

Canton-street grading, 600 00 

Church-street District, 200 00 

Mystic Sewer, 24 00 



Actual expenditures on account of the City of Bos- 
ton, including State Tax, $15,114,389 72 

The Treasurer's payments, in ad- 
dition to the regular expendi- 
tures on account of the City of 
Boston, as given above, were to 
the Commissioners on the Sink- 
ing Funds, the revenue received 
on account of the several funds, 
balances of unexpended appro- 
priations and excess of income, $1,909,120 20 



Amounts carried forward^ $1,909,120 20 $15,114,389 72 



14 



auditor's report. 



Amoiints brought forward, $1 

Commissioners on the Sinking Funds 
for the Mystic Water Works Sink- 
ing Funds, excess of income over 
expenditures, 

Commissioners on the Sinking Funds, 
excess of revenue from Liquor Li- 
censes over expenditures, 

Temporary City Loans, redeemed, 

State Bank Tax, 

'Cochituate Water Works, paid Mys- 
tic Water Hoard for water fur- 
nislied East Boston, 

Mystic Water Works, paid Cities 
of Chelsea and Somerville, and 
Town of Evtrett, according to con- 
tract, 

"Taxes refunded. 

Police Charitable Fund, 

Phillips-street Fund, 

Goodnow Hospital Fund, 

Town of Brighton, Taxes refunded, 

■ Sewer Assessment refunded. 

Interest on refunded Taxes, 

Damage by dogs, 

'Town of West Roxbury,Tax refunded. 



,909,120 20 $15,114,389 72 



65,042 34 



130,000 00 
750,000 00 
691,386 90 



31,246 75 



11,530 58 

10,794 01 

10,750 00 

2,039 50 

1,000 00 

500 00 

493 39 

250 13 

100 50 

12 47 



3,614,266 77 
$18,728,656 49 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

^Supreme, Superior, and Boston Municipal Court 
Expenses, including Jurors' and Witnesses' 
Fees, Salaries of Sheriff, Assistant Clerks of 
Courts, and Constables, Printing and Stationery, $235,079 52 

iRepairs, care and lighting of, fuel, and furniture 
for Court House and Court Room 39 Court street, 
and expenses Municipal Courts in Roxbury, Dor- 
chester, South Boston, East Boston, Charles- 
town, West Roxbury, and Brighton Districts, 
and Probate Court, 59,798 46 

Jail Expenses, Salaries of Officers, Repairs, Keep- 
ing and Feeding prisoners, 25,893 63 

Coroners' Inquests and Views, 10,769 74 

Arranging Indexes in Probate Office, and Clerical 

Services in Probate Court, 6,984 75 

Fees in Insanity and Juvenile Offender Cases, 16,339 46 

Miscellaneous, 6,644 73 

$361,510 29 



auditor's report. 15 



THE RECEIPTS. 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Taxes of 1875, $9,449,113 81 

" " 1874, and previous years, 1,141,249 85 

" Bank, of 1875, 241,405 56 

" Corporation, received from State of Massa- 
chusetts, 352,884 60 
Cochituate Water Loans, 1,740,000 00 
City Loans, 643,000 00 
Mystic Sewer Loan, 205,000 00 
Premium on Cocliituate Water Loans, 142,056 80 
Cochituate Water Works, Rates, etc., 1,126,959 89 
Several Departments, 724,674 33 
Mystic Water Works, 269,530 41 
Liquor Licenses, 250,478 00 
Interest on Bank Balances and Taxes, and Pre- 
mium on Gold sold Sinking Fund Commis- 
sioners, 248,628 94 
Instalments on Bonds belonging to the Sinking 
Funds, for proceeds of estates sold, betterments 
for various street widenings, and interest on 
bonds and betterments, and Public Land sales 
and rents, payable to the several debt sinking 
and revenue funds, 915,524 89 
State of Massachusetts, Soldiers' Relief payments 

for 1874, 
Oliver street, 
Collecting Bank Tax, 
Bank Taxes, refunded from State, 
Temporary City Loans, 

Bank Tax, collected by the City of Boston, assessed 
on non-resident stockholders and paid to State, 
Police Charitable Fund, 
Public Library Trust Funds, 
Phillips Street Fund, 
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Perpetual Fund, , 
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Perpetual Fund, 
Goodnow Hospital Fund, 



86,100 


00 


13,451 


85 


6,950 


51 


3,135 


62 


750,000 


00 


688,100 


60 


9,938 


50 


6,570 00 


1,950 


00 


825 


00 


' 50 


00 


524 


75 


$19,018,103 91 



16 auditor's report. 

COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

From Fines and Costs collected in the Criminal 
Courts of the County, by the Sheriff at the Jail, 
the Masters of Houses of Correction, and the 
Superintendent of the House of Industry, $85,202 17 

From Fees and Costs paid in by the Clerks of the 

Civil Courts of the County, in the City proper, 14,039 80 

Miscellaneous, 1,445 88 



$100,687 85 



EXPENSES OF THE DEPARTMENTS. 

The regular expenditures of the priucipal departments of 
the city, for the financial year 1875-76, are given below, in- 
cluding the salaries of all officers attached to each, viz. : — 

CITY HOSPITAL. 

1874-75. 1875-76. 

Expenses and Salaries, $114,545 98 8118,539 16 



Income, 1875-76, $1,349 40; 1874-75, $3,145 92. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

Expenses and Salaries, $564,275 49 $591,848 35 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, 21,497 61 28,10116 

Bells and Clocks, 3,200 78 2,523 37 

Brighton Fire Alarm Extension, 4,633 72 

Repairs of Engine Houses, 6,G68 43 14,099 45 



$595,642 31 $641,206 05 



Income, 1875-76, $2,503 07; 1874-75, $1,864 16. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

Board of Health, $75,636 40 $61,380 86 

Quarantine Department, 14,213 76 17,055 59 

Health Department, 387,134 72 406,052 52 



$476,984 88 $484,488 97 



Income, 1875-76, $48,971 24; 1874-75, $41,911 30. 



auditor's eeport. 17 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

Expenses and Salaries, $835,842 94 $815,185 41 



Income, 1875-76, $10,928 40; 1874-75, $10,288 65. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 



Expenses and Salaries (see Engine 

Houses), $123,468 95 $128,813 li 



Income, 1875-76, $8,440.78, —$5,700.00 of which were paid to 
Sinli^ing Fund Commissioners by ordinance ; 1874-75, $10,188.06, 
• — $4,484.00 of which were paid to Sinking Fund Commissioners 
hj ordinance. (The rents received from public buildings are in- 
cluded under the head of rents.) 

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

House of Industry, $217,580 24 $209,936 99 

House of Correction, 97,618 16 109,800 70 

Lunatic Hospital, 59,391 10 64,626 71 

Steamer " H. Morrison," 19,665 09 18,905 38 

Pauper Expenses, 51,482 05 39,317 86 

Office Expenses, 7,871 48 7,573 72 

New Laundiy Building, Deer Island, 17,036 41 
New Steamboat, 44,785 05 
New Wharf, Rainsford Island, 11,893 95 



$510,287 12 $467,197 77 
Income, 1875-76, $58,453 13 ; 1874-75, $67,923 67. 

SCHOOLS AND SCBOOL-HOUSES. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

Salaries of Officers School Com- 
mittee, $31,428 35 $32,490 01 

School Instructors, 1,235,375 24 1,217,008 92 

Care of School-houses ; repairs on 

do., and fuel, 356,039 62 336,178 24 

Books and other expenses incurred 

for Schools b}' School Committee, 114,79106 138,696 44 

Expenditures for new School-houses 

and land for same, 277,746 57 356,669 74 



J,015,380 84 $2,081,043 35 



18 auditor's report. 

Income, from all sources, 1875-76, $36,469.72, $15,834.00 of 
which were paid to Sinking Fund Commissioners by ordinance ; 
1874-75, $40,472,45, of which were paid by ordinance $14,251.63 
to Sinldng Fund Commissioners. 

STREETS. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

Lighting, • $496,456 53 $440,909 73 

Pa\^ing, etc., 1,024,627 66 1,254,463 18 

Widening, etc. (ordinary). 256,488 91 225,511 84 

Sewers, 285,299 56 241,392 93 

Bridges (ordinary), 45,806 31 43,837 42 



J, 108,678 97 $2,206,115 10 



Income from all the above departments, 1875-76, $153,084.00, 
$22,637.55 of which were paid to the Sinking Fund Commission- 
ers by ordinance; 1874-75, $150,658.48, $14,735.81 of which 
were paid to the Sinking Fund Commissioners by ordinance. 

WATER WORKS. 

1875-76. 1874-75. 

Requisitions of Water Board, gen- 
eral, $408,173 52 $678,200 97 

Requisitions of Water Board, siphon 

Charles river, 26,532 35 

Requisitions of Water Board, addi- 
tional supply of water, 783,613 49 224,956 68 

Requisitions of Water Board, Water 
Works, Wards 13, 14, 15 and 16, 
and Extension to Wards 17 and 19, 104,250 89 

Requisitions of Water Board, Water 

Works, Wards 17 and 19, 288,039 03 2,388 59 

Requisitions of Water Board, Parker 

Hill Reservoir, 89,449 16 106,106 23 

Other payments, 2,400 00 

Interest, Premium and Exchange, 833,364 81* 540,858 77 



!,429,172 36 $1,659,162 13 



Income 1875-76, $1,096,099.14, $386.00 of which was i)aid to 
Sinking Fund Commissioners b3' ordinance; 1874-75, $1,013- 
482.27, $432.25 of which were paid to Sinking Fund Commission- 
ers by ordinance. 

* This amount includes two years' interest on Sterling Loan, which in those 
years was charged in error to City Loan interest account. 



auditor's report. 19 



STREET WIDENINOS AND EXTENSIONS. 

The street wideuings and extensions effected during the 
past fiscal year are as follows : — 

Pearl street widened from Franklin to High street at an 
estimated cost of $31,613 ; Terrace street laid out from New 
Heath to Tremont street at an estimate of $26,841.30 ; Bos- 
ton street straightened and widened near the old Dorchester 
line for $10,000 ; State street laid out at a uniform width 
from the easterly end of State street block to Atlantic 
avenue, $8,000 ; Savin Hill avenue widened from Pleasant 
street to the Old Colony Kailway bridge, $6,800 ; Clifton 
street extended from Hudson to George at Shirley street, 
$6,767.85 ; Tremont place, at Roxbury, laid out and widened, 
$4,600; widenings of Bow street at Charlestown, $4,186.75; 
Tremont street widened from the Providence Railroad to 
Gore avenue, $3,688 ; Ashland street, in West Roxbury, 
extended to South street, $2,512.50; the laying out of Fort 
avenue at thirty feet, and a slight widening upon the same, 
$2,000 ; Curtis street widened and extended to Saratoga 
street, in East Boston, $1,753.75; Baxter street, at South 
Boston, widened, $1,608.55 ; Blanchard street, at Roxbury, 
widened, 1,294 ; widening of Blue Hill avenue at the corner 
of Dennis street, $1,102.50; the laying out of Cary street 
from Ruggles street to Tremont place, $918 ; of Corey 
street west of Centre street, at West Roxbury, and opening 
it to Weld street, $650; widening of Avery street, $510; 
the opening of Heath place into Walden street, $477 ; widen- 
ing of Pond street, at West Roxbury; $440; of Auburn 
street at the corner of Leverett street, $378 ; of Centre 
street opposite Grove street, at WestRpxbury, $300 ; laying 
out of Rockland street, west of Walnut avenue, $300 ; widen- 
ing of Cottage street at Pond street, $180 ; and widenings 
of Akron street in Roxbury, and Neponset avenue in 
Dorchester, for $150 and $36 respectively. The total of the 
foregoing estimates is $117,107.20. 

By agreement with the proprietors of City and Mercantile 
wharves, and in settlement of damages and betterments 
arising from the laying out of Atlantic avenue through their 
several properties, Clinton and Richmond streets have 
been extended to Atlantic avenue, and a small portion of 
Mercantile street north of Clinton street, so extended, has 
been discontinued. 

The streets that have been laid out or accepted where the 
fee, and, in most cases, any grade damages that may have 
been occasioned, have been released to the city are in the 



20 auditoe's eepoet. 

City Proper, Hayward place, Hereford street from Beacon 
to Mailborongli street, Cortes street. Deacon street, Lime 
street, Huntington avenue from Boylstou to Camden street, 
Commonwealth avenue from Exeter street to West Chester 
park, Newbury street from Dartmouth to Exeter street, 
Exeter street from Commonwealth avenue to Newbury 
street, Marlborough street from Gloucester to Hereford 
street, and Deblois street from Shawmut avenue to Deacon 
street; in Koxburjs Cleveland, part of Townsend, Vale and 
Wakulla streets, Blanchard place, and Orchard Park street ; 
in South Boston, Dexter, Bowen (F to Dorchester), Athens 
(D to E), Frederick, Rogers (Dorchester to Preble) por- 
tions of Power, Jackson and Washburn streets, and Ellery 
street from Dexter to Swett street ; in Dorchester, Oak- 
man, Mount Vernon, Glen, Taylor and Trull streets, Thet- 
ford and Michigan avenues ; in West Roxbury, Newbern, 
Hawthorn Park and Curtis streets, and Oak place and 
Roanoke avenue ; and in Brighton, Gordon street, and 
Brooks street from the Albany Railroad to Faneuil street. 
The following betterments were assessed within the year : — 

Broad street (now Atlantic avenue), . . . $57,670 00 

Washington street (Boylston to Avery street), . 28,010 00 

Essex street, 19,625 00 

Foster street (Brighton), ..... 5,970 00 

Eastern avenue, 20,000 00 

Eustis street, 2,290 00 

Magazine street, . . , . . . . . 3,330 00 

Auburn street, . . . . . . . 2,560 00 

Pleasant street (Charlestown), .... 3,02800 

Charles street (Dorchester), . . . . . 2,378 84 



$144,861 84 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The following embrace descriptions of the public buildings 
belonging to the city completed during the year 1875-76 : — 

Additional Buildings foe City Hospital. — The addi- 
tional buildings erected for the City Hospital within the 
euclosure of the Hospital grounds are five in number, viz. : 
a Surgical Building, a Medical Building, a Surgical Pavilion, 
a Medical Pavilion, and a Kitchen Department; increasing 
the capacity of the Hospital about two hundred beds. Por- 
tions of the old semi-circular, open colonnade were removed, 
to make room for the Surgical and Medical Buildings, which 



auditor's report. 21 

are built in conformity with the old pavilions, of face-bricks, 
with granite trimmings, two stories liigh, exclusive of the 
basement and French roof story. The Surgical Buikling 
contains reception-rooms for patients, an operating theatre 
extending through two stories, with seating capacity for 150 
students, and all necessary rooms and offices connected there- 
with, besides a number of private rooms for one or two 
patients each, bath-rooms, water-closets, a passenger eleva- 
tor, a dining-room, and small basement kitchen, and rooms 
for nurses. The Medical Buikling contains physicians' 
offices and bedrooms, three small wards for ten or twelve 
patients each, a number of private rooms for one or two 
patients each, bath-rooms, water-closets, a passenger eleva- 
tor, etc., like Medical Building. The two new pavilions are 
lofty one-story iron buildings, with a two-story part for 
administration purposes at the entrance end of the buildings ; 
and bath-rooms, water-closets, and a sunny convalescents' 
room at the other end ; the ward in the centre part is 100 
feet long, 28 feet wide, and 18 feet high, with ceiling ellip- 
tical in form, and ridge ventilation in the centre. Each 
ward admits of 28 beds. The new Kitchen Department is a 
one-story brick building, with flat roof, containing a spacious 
kitchen, a bakery, two large brick ovens, a vegetable cellar, 
an ice-house, located between the meat room and the milk 
and butter room. All the new buildings are connected with 
the old portions of the hospital by means of covered corri- 
dors. In addition to the above, the heating apparatus of the 
old buildings has been completely changed and replaced, 
including entire rearrangement of boiler-room, by lowering 
of boilers, provision of large space for receiving and storing 
of coal, etc. Architect, CarlFehmer; contractors, Stuart, 
Snow & Foss, and Thomas Goggin & Co., masons; Henry 
J. Bartlett, carpenter; Walworth Manufacturing Co., steam- 
heating apparatus. The buildings are not all quite com- 
pleted, but some are occupied. Total cost to May 1, 1876, 
$159,109.56. 

New Winthrop Grammar School-house. — This build- 
mg is located at the corner of Prospect and Edgeworth 
streets, Charlestown District. The lot contains about 22,000 
feet. The building accommodates 16 o-rammar rooms, an 
exhibition hall, and master's room, and covers an area of 
9,000 feet. Each school-room has its wardrobe and teacher's 
closet. Particular care has been given to the lighting, heat- 
ing and ventilating. It is heated by steam, and ventilated 
by means of shafts extending from basement to highest 
point of the roof. The structure is built in the modern 



22 auditor's report. 

Gothic style, of brick trimmed with sandstone, and is three 
finished stories high, above the basement, which is partly 
finished as play-rooms ; this story enters on a level with the 
yard or play-gronnds, on the sonth side ; and on the north 
side, with an entrance on Edgeworth street ; the principal 
entrance being at a level with the first floor on Prospect 
street. The interior finish of the building is of pine through- 
out, grained in imitation of oak, and varnished, with hard- 
pine for floors anc^ staircases. Plans by George A. Clough, 
City Architect. Contractors for the construction of the 
work, Donahoe Bros., masons; John Rawson, carpenter; 
Walworth Manufacturing Company, steam-heating appa,- 
ratus. Cost of land, $44,158 ; cost of building, $73,247.02 ; 
heating apparatus and furniture, $11,048.94. Total, 
$128,453.96. 

School-house, Newbury street. — This building is lo- 
cated upon a lot at the corner of Newbury and Exeter streets, 
Back Bay territory, and, unlike any other in the city, is an 
adaptation of a plan used in Germany, embracing many im- 
portant improvements in school architecture, as to manner 
of lighting, proportion of rooms, and their arrangements in 
connection with corridors, wardrobe closets, etc. The 
building is irregular in its outline of plan, consisting of a 
central building, with wings extending right and left ; one 
wing only being completed with the main structure, leaving 
the opposite wing to be added hereafter, as the wants of the 
district may require. The dimensions of the building out- 
side are 136 feet long, and varying in width at different 
points from 36 feet to 60 feet. The present accommodations 
are for 2 grammar classes and 6 primary classes, with an 
exhibition hall in the second story in the central l)uilding. 
The building is two finished stories in height, in addition to an 
elevated basement story, also partially finished, and divided 
into separate apartments as pLiy-grounds for the boys and 
girls ; the yard-room outside being divided in a similar man- 
ner. The fii^ades exposed to view are of face-brick trimmed 
with brown stone. Plans by George A. Clough, City Archi- 
tect. Contractors, S. J. and G. Tuttle, masons; Benjamin 
H.Flanders, carpenter; Walker, Pratt & Co., steam-heating 
apparatus. The system of ventilation introduced is by 
direct flues, two to each room, of a capacity of 24 inches 
by 36 inches at the mouth ; in them, at the floor level, steam 
coils are placed, to rarefy the air ; each of these shafts is 
carried high above the roof. Cost of land, $59,080; of 
building, including the fitting, furnishing, and heating-ap- 
paratus, $54,185.83. Total, $113,265.83. 



auditor's report. 23 

Primary School-house, Quincy street. — This building 
is located on Qiiincy street, near the corner of Blue Hill 
avenue. The lot contains about 30,000 feet, and the build- 
ing covers about G,000 feet; it is two stories in height, with 
a basement story well elevated. The building is constructed 
of brick, trimmed with sandstone ; the roof is slated, and 
the ridges surmounted by a cresting. There are three 
entrances to the building, two from the yard levels to the 
basement, which connect with the staircases, and one princi- 
pal entrance from Quincy street. There are accommoclations 
in the building for eight primary classes, or 450 children. 
The building is finished throughout in pine, grained in 
imitation of oak, and varnished ; it is heated by steam, and 
ventilated by means of turrets elevated high above the roof, 
in which are placed steam-pipes to rarefy the air. Plans by 
George A. Clough, City Architect. Contractors, Hussey& 
Lowe, masons; Asa Lewis, carpenter; Walker, Piatt & 
Co., steam-heating apparatus. Cost of land, $9,383.50; 
cost of building, including fitting, furnishing and heating 
apparatus, payments to May 1, 1876, 145,438.71; balance 
due on carpenter's contract, $500.81, and small extra 
charges. 

Primary School-house, Roxbury street. — This build- 
ing is located upon a lot at the corner of King and Rox- 
bury streets. Highland Disti'ict. This lot contains 14,147 
feet, and was very irregular in form and uneven in the grade. 
The building is constructed after the same plan and with the 
same accommodations as the Quincy-street house, differing 
only in exterior effect, the elevation being of face-brick 
trimmed with sandstone in Gothic character. Plans by 
George A. Clough, City Architect. Contractors, Devine & 
Fagan, miisons ; McDonald Bros., carpenters. Cost of land, 
$28,500.00. Payments on account building, heating and 
furniture, to May 1, 1876, $41,386.76; balance due on car- 
penter's contract,. $2,908.49, and small extra charges. 

Primary School-house, Gibson District. — This build- 
ing is located on the corner of Thetford avenue and Evans 
street, Dorchester District, upon a lot containing 29,863 feet, 
the building covering about 3,300 feet. It contains four 
school-rooms, the plan being arranged for an addition of two 
more rooms, as the growth of the district may hereafter 
demand. The building is constructed of wood, with a stone 
basement exposed above the grade about six feet ; the roof 
is slated, and a ventilating tower rises from the intersection 
of the central portion and the wings of the building. The 



24 auditor's report. 

architecture of the exterior is slightly upon the Swiss order, 
the trimmino^s of chirk color and the background liffht. 
The interior of the building is finished in pine, grained and 
varnished. The school-house is heated by steam upon the 
patent soap-stone heating apparatus, furnished and put up 
by Smith, Cutler & Co. The construction of the building 
was under one contractor, Benj. H. Flanders, carpenter. 
Plans by George A. Clough, City Architect. Cost of 
land, $6,000; building, heating apparatus and furniture, 
$18,470.13. Total, $24,470.13. 

Primary School-house, Lawrence District. — This 
building is located on Fifth street, between B and C streets. 
South Boston, upon a lot containing 12,489 feet, the build- 
ing covering about 6,000 feet. The plan provides for the 
same accommodation as the Quincy-street house, and the 
general construction is essentially the same, excepting in 
the manner of entrance, which is by two spacious entrances 
at the sides, connecting with a corridor which divides the 
school-rooms, and with staircases at each side, opposite the 
doors. Plans by George A. Clough, City Architect. Con- 
tractors, Lynch Bros., masons; James F. Marston, carpen- 
ter; Wm. E. Bartlett, heating apparatus. Cost of land, 
$21,855.75 ; of building, including furniture and heating 
apparatus, $44,503.96. "Total, $66,359.71. 

Addition to Primary School-house on Francis 
street. — On June 10, 1875, a contract was awarded by 
the Committee to Joseph E. R. Pierce, for building an 
addition, containing four rooms, making a building of six 
rooms, according to plans of George A. Clough, City Archi- 
tect. The addition was made at the front on Francis street, 
and has a frontage of 72 feet by 26 feet deep ; it is two 
stories high above the basement, built of brick, trimmed 
with granite, having an entrance in the centre of the front 
from Francis street, and two side entrances from the play- 
grounds. The old building was thoroughly overhauled and 
refitted, and a new steam apparatus put in by Smith, 
Cutler, & Co. ; the old play-giounds were regraded and 
paved, and new brick and iron fences put up, enclosing the 
building lot. The building was completed, and accepted by 
the committee, Dec. 21, 1875. Payments for addition, 
steam-heating and furnishing, to May 1, 1876, $16,090.28; 
to be made, $695. Total cost, $16,785.28. 

Engine-house, Dartmouth street. — This building is 
situated on Dartmouth street, next to the crossing of the 
Providence Railroad, and has a frontage of 61 feet. The 



auditoe's report. 25 

triangular shape of the lot narrows np the width of the 
building across the rear to 35 feet, and rendered it necessary 
to locate the stable at the front, on the right of the appa- 
ratus-room. The structure is two stories in height above the 
street, and three stories above the lot at the sides and rear ; 
built of brick and trimmed with sandstone. The hose 
tower, also of brick, is placed in the centre of the fagade on 
Dartmouth street. The basement story is used for the 
storage of coal. The apparatus-room, on the first story, is 
56 feet by 30 feet, entered by double drive-way doors from 
Dartmouth street ; the stable at the right has seven stalls ; 
in the rear of the stable is a work-room, dressing-room, and 
a spacious closet, all opening from the apparatus-room. 
The second story contains a dormitory, 40 feet by 21 feet, a 
smoking-room, a captain's room, and a bath-room ; and over 
the stable portion a hay-loft. The stable is finished in hard 
pine ; all other parts of the building are finished in pine, 
grained and varnished. Plans by George A. Clough, City 
Architect. Contractors, Stuart, Snow, & Foss, masons ; 
Henry J. Bartlett, carpenter; Smith, Cutler & Co., heating 
apparatus. Cost of land, 111,157.50 ; of building and heating 
apparatus, $23,411.12. Total, $34,568.62. 

Engine-house, Bristol street. — This building is sit- 
uated on the corner of Harrison avenue and Bristol street, 
having a frontag®- on Harrison avenue of 40 feet, and depth 
of 100 feet. It is divided in the centre by a partition, and 
provides accommodation for a hook and ladder company, 
the entrance for the apparatus of both companies being from 
Harrison avenue. The stable is located in the. rear, par- 
tially separated from the main building ; the stalls are 
arranged upon the plan of heading the horses to the appa- 
ratus. The main structure is three stories high, and the 
stables two stories, built of brick, the exterior slightly re- 
lieved with black brick and stone trimmings. The second 
story contains dormitories, captain's room and a bath-room, 
for each company. The third story contains a smoking- 
room and workshop for each company. The second story 
over the stable provides for storage of hay and grain. The 
building is finished in pine, grained and varnished. The 
method of heating is by steam, upon the improved system 
introduced by Smith, Cutler & Co. Plans by George A. 
Clough, City Architect. Contractors, Bray & Tarbox, 
masons ; James F. Marston, carpenter. Cost of land, 
$20,000; of building and heating apparatus, $27,865.23. 
Total, $47,865.23. 



26 auditoe's report. 

Police Station House No. 8. — This building, situated 
on Commercial and Battery streets, was raised and the first 
story rearranged. To prevent dampness and the flow of tide- 
water into the basement, it was fonnd necessary to raise the 
building, and till up the basement about four feet. The 
alteration of the tirst story consisted in changing the princi- 
jDal entrance, from Commercial street to Battery street, on 
the side ; also the changing of the captain's room and 
property-room. Plans by George A. Clough, City Archi- 
tect. Contractor, John Cavanagh. Cost of raising and 
altering, $9,869.49. 

Stable for Paying Department, West Roxbury Dis- 
trict. — This stable is located on city land, Child street. 
West Roxbury, accommodates the horses of the Paving 
Department in that district. It is built of wood, one story, 
and a French roof in front, measuring 40 feet by 50 feet 
deep, and supported by a brick and stone foundation. On 
one side and across the rear is a shed roof for protection of 
carts, etc. The first floor has a carriage-room, 29 feet by 
18 feet, an office, 14 feet by 10 feet, and eleven stalls. The 
roof story contains a man's room, and the balance devoted 
to hay-loft. Plans by George A. Clough, City Architect. 
Contractor, Jarvis W. Dean. Cost of building, $4,995.09. 

Stable for Health Department, Charlestown Dis- 
trict. — This stable is on Canal street, Charlestown Dis- 
trict, on land belonging to the city, and is constructed of 
wood, 36 feet frontage by 71 feet depth, is two stories high, 
and is supported by a pile foundation. The first story con- 
tains twenty-one stalls, and an office, a staircase, and three 
entrances. The second story is fitted with a man's room, 
and meal and grain chests ; the balance is devoted to a hay- 
loft. Plans by George A. Clough, City Architect. Con- 
tractor, Samuel Y. Chase. Cost of building, including fitting 
and furnishing, $5,083.07. 

Ward-room Building, South Boston. — An addition to 
the ward-room building at the corner of Fourth and Dor- 
chester streets. South Boston, for the accommodation of the 
Municipal District Court, has been made. The addition is 
two stories high above the basement, and measures on the 
groimd 27 ft. 6 in. by 18 ft. 10 in. ; is built of brick trimmed 
with granite, in style conforming to the old structure. In 
the basement there are four cells, with a rear entrance for 
prisoners. The first floor hjis a clerk's office and a judge's 
private room. The second story has two jury rooms, open- 



auditor's eeport. 27 

iiig on to the staircase of the old building. Plans by George 
A. Cloiigh, City Architect. Contractor, William H. Say- 
ward. Cost of making the addition was $5,132.63. 



PUBLIC WORKS. 

CocHiTUATE Water Works. — Lake CocJiituate and Sud- 
bury river. — The water in Lake Cochituate, which during the 
early part of the year 1875 reached the lowest point since the 
works were built, as stated in last year's report, gradually rose 
under the constant accessions from the Sudbury river and its 
own water-shed, until on the 11th of May, 1875, it stood at 
high-water mark. Tlie quantity received from the river pre- 
viously to this date was 1 ,506,700,000 gallons, and the amount 
received during the year 1875 was equal to a supply of 
7,000,000 gallons per day. From May 11th to Sept. 1st, 
1875, the water in the lake stood at or near high-water mark. 
From Sept. ]st it gradually fell till Jan. 1st, 1876, when it 
stood at 9 feet \ inch. The water turned into the lake from 
Sudbury river during January and February of this year, and 
the very severe storms which occurred in March, brought 
the surface to high-water mark again on March 26th, 1876, 
and since that date there has been a large waste over the 
outlet dam. 

The works necessary for the introduction of the Sudbury- 
river water are progressing rapidly, and it is confidently 
anticipated that the close of next year will see them com- 
pleted. The conduit from Farm pond to Chestnut Hill 
reservoir, about 15| miles long, was divided into 20 sections, 
each section being the basis of a contract. Section 20, which 
includes the Beacon-street tunnel, was put under contract in 
August, 1873, and was completed last December. Sections 
2 to 19, with the exception of 10 and 15, were advertised for 
proposals during the months of May and tTune, and most of 
the contracts were executed in the latter month. The con- 
tract for Section 13, which was readvertised, was executed 
Sept. 17th, and those for Sections 16 and 19 on July 9th. 
Sections 10 and 15, which are stone-arch bridges, the former 
crossing the Waban valley and the latter Charles river, were 
advertised for proposals in November, and the contracts 
were executed, the former Dec. 30th, the latter Nov. 29th. 
On Oct. 21st, 1875, a contract for building a road in Fra- 
mingham was executed. This road was laid out by the County 
Commissioners-, and was made necessary by the proposed 
flowing of a portion of the old county road leading from 



28 auditor's report. 

Fraraingham to Soiithboro. On Oct. 30th, 1875, an order 
of the City Council was approved, authorizing the Water 
Board to build Section 1 and the foundations to Dams Nos. 
1, 2 and 3 by day hibor. Section 1 crosses the Boston and 
Albany Railroad at Framingham ; the piles for supporting 
the tracks over the trench for the conduit have been driven. 
The estimated value of the contracts already let is $2,400,000 ; 
the value of the work done and materials delivered April 30, 
1876, was $794,930.62, including the work done on Section 
1. 12,139 feet of conduit are finished, and 5,902 feet of 
tunnel are excavated. 

Consumption. — During the latter part of the year, East 
Boston (till Dec. 2d) and portions of the West Roxbury and 
Brighton Divisions were supplied from the Cochituate w^orks, 
these being in addition to the divisions of the city supplied 
last year. 

The average daily consumption from the Cochituate works 
for each mouth of the year has been as follows : — 

Gallons. Gallons. 

January, 18,978,300 July, , 20,396,400 

February, 20,991,700 August, 19,085,200 

March, 17,878,100 September, 20,497,400 

April, 15,852,000 October, 19,470,700 

May, 17,164,500 November, 19,076,400 

June, 19,923,400 December, 21,898,500 

The averaije daily consumption for the year has been 
19,267,700 gallons. 

Distributing System. — The principal streets of Jamaica 
Plain and Brighton Districts have been piped during the past, 
year, about 19 miles of pipes having been laid and 240 hy- 
drants set durino; last season, at a total cost to April 30, 
1876, of $294,678.51. 

Pipes for the supply of a portion of the high-service dis- 
tricts of these sections are now being laid and temporary 
pumping works are being built in the Brighton District to 
give an adequate head for this service. West Roxbury and 
Jamaica Plain high-service will be supplied from the pump- 
ing works in Roxbury. 

The following tables will show the lengths and sizes of 
pipes laid, etc. : — 



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32 auditor's eeport. 

Berwick Park Eetaining Wall. — A contract was made 
May 10th, 1875, with Peter Shortell, for building this wall. 
The wall is 104 feet long, and 10 feet 7 inches high, in- 
cluding cap-stone. It is built of rubble granite masonry 
laid in cement mortar, and has a cut stone capping surmounted 
by a wooden fence. The total cost was $3,528.76. 

HoLYOKE-ST. Eetaining Wall. — This wall is located on 
the line of the Boston & Providence Railroad at the end of 
Holyoke street. It was built by F. K. Ballon (under a con- 
tract dated Sept. 11, 1875), for the sum of $3,300. It is in 
all essential particulars of construction like the Berwick-park 
wall. The length is 85 feet, the height 10 feet 5| inches to 
the top of the cap-stone. 

Eainsford Island Wharf. — A contract was made July 
21st, 1875, with Messrs. Eoss & Lord, for building a new 
wharf to replace the old one at Eainsford Island. The new 
wharf is similar in form and construction to the one built at 
Gallop's Island in 1872. It is 506 feet long, with three faces 
for berths ; the outer face is 125 feet long, and each of the 
two side faces is 129 feet long. 

It is built Avith oak foundation and fender piles, hard-pine 
caps and floor timbers, and white-pine flooring, and covers 
an area of 15,661 sq. feet. The total cost, including a 
foundation for a boat-house, engineering expenses and super- 
intendence, was $11,893.95. 

Tremont-st. Mall Curb and Fence. — A contract was 
made, October 5th, 1875, with the Cape Ann Granite Co., 
to furnish and set in place the curb and fence, for the sum of 
$10,974. The amount paid to said company and for other 
expenses to May, 1876, — $11,401.53. 

The work on the ground was commenced October 25th, 
and is now completed. The curb is of hammered granite, 
supported at intervals of 11 feet by granite posts 5 feet 6 
inches in length, set in cement concrete. These posts also 
carry the fence of cast iron, the posts of which are bolted to 
them, having sections consisting of two longitudinal rails 
between. At intervals of about 44 feet entrances are pro- 
vided, each having 4 cast-iron entrance posts. 

Congress-st. Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 
(Called Eastern-avenue Bridge in the report of last year.) — 
This structure, which was building at the date of the last 
re[)ort, was finished during the past year, and has been open 
to travel since Nov. 2d. A full description of this bridge 
and its approaches was given in the report of last year. 



auditor's report. 33 

The work contracted for by Boyntoii Bros, and Free- 
man was completed July 1, the amount paid them being 
$142,786.53. The Delaware Bridge Company completed 
their contract for the drawbridge at a cost of $20,385. 
In addition to the above sums paid by the City of Bos- 
ton to the contractors, the Boston Wharf Company paid to 
Boynton Bros, and Freeman, $21,474, and to the Dela- 
ware Bridge Company, $3,665 ; these payments being 
made for lowering the grade of the bridge 5 feet at the 
draw and for making the alterations required to adapt the 
draw and turntable to the new grade. Total cost to the 
city, $186,430.21. 

Malden Bridge (Charlestown to Everett). — This 
bridge, with the exception of the draw, has been entirely re- 
built. A contract for rebuilding it, at a cost of $35,300, was 
made with W. A. Kenrick, Aug. 13, 1875. The bridge 
was opened to travel Dec. 16, but a final payment has not as 
yet been made on this contract, owing to delay on the part of 
the contractor incompletingsome minor portions of his work. 
The new bridge is built with an oak-pile foundation, the 
piles being driven in rows about 16 feet apart, each row 
having 8 bearing piles and 2 spurshores. The piles are 
girder-capped with hard-pine sticks, 6 inches by 12 inches 
and support 12-inch by 14-inch hard-pine bolsters, on which 
rest the floor stringers, 12-inch by 14-inch, also of hard- 
pine. The floor planks are 6 inches in thickness, burnettized- 
spruce, made water-tight with coal-tar and asphaltum. On 
the planking is a pavement of small granite blocks. On the 
west side of the bridge is a sidewalk 7 feet wide, and on 
each side is a railing of white pine, planed and painted. 
The bridge is 809 feet in length, including the draw, which 
is 100 feet in length. Its width is 40 feet. The abutment 
at the Charlestown end was taken down to the mud and 
rebuilt. The abutment at the Everett end was partially 
rebuilt. Extra work, including a draw-tender's house, has 
been done to the value of $893. Amount paid on contiact 
to date, including extra work, $27,857.16. Total paid on 
account of bridge, to April 30, 1876, $30,796.14. 

' Meridian-street Bridge. — A contract for rebuilding 
the draw and rebuilding and extending the draw piers on this 
bridge was made August 25, 1875, with T. P. Richardson, 
of JMew York, for the sum of $25,093. The entire work 
was to have been completed on the 23d of Dec, 1875, but 
was not finished until March 11, 1876. No settlement has 
as yet been made with the contractor ; the amount paid him 



34 auditor's report. 

to May 1st was $12,781.85. Total amount of payments to 
AprilSO, 1876, $14,197.70. The new draw is 168 feet, 9^ 
inches long betAveen centres of end posts, and is 40 feet wide, 
with roadway 25 feet wide, and two sidewalks each 5 feet 
2 inches in width. The trusses are of the Pratt pattern, with 
wooden chords and struts. A gallows-frame and iron suspen- 
sion-rods sustain the outer ends of the bridge when it is 
turned oif. The weight of the draw is carried principally 
on the track circle, although a portion can be carried on the 
centre. 

West Boston Bridge. — A contract was made, May 
20, 1875, with Boss & Lord, for building a new draw, 
repairing the draw-pier, and widening the draw-ways of the 
bridge. The draw-pier has been widened by driving a row 
of oak piles entirely around the outside ; these have been 
capped and planked from low water to the top, and securely 
fastened to the pier. The pier is now 55 feet 6 inches wide. 
The open spaces in the centre have been filled by driving 
and capping oak piles, and putting on floor-stringers and 
planking ; and alterations have been made by cutting away 
portions of the upper work to accommodate the increased 
length of draw. The draw-ways have each been widened 6 
feet, making them the same width (36 feet) as the draw- 
ways in all the bridges on the river below this point. The 
new draw consists of two Pratt trusses, with yellow-pine 
chords and struts, continuous over centre bearings, and each 
137 feet long from centre to centre of end posts, and 9 feet 
6 inches in height. The ends of the trusses are suspended 
by wronght-iron rods from samson-posts of ^^ellow pine 
erected on the centre of each truss, a light truss across tliq 
roadway tying together the tops of the posts. The draw is 
50 feet wide from outside to outside of sidewalk ; the dis- 
tance between the centres of the trusses is 37 feet, and the 
. distance from the centre of each truss to the outside of side- 
walk 6 feet 6 inches. The contract price for the entire 
work was $37,200 ; the amount paid to the contractors was 
$37,689.12, one-half of which was paid by the City of 
Cambridge. 

SwETT-ST. Extension. — August 30, 1875, two contracts 
Avere executed: one with John B. Dacey & Co. for filling 
the extension of Swett street, from Albany street to Dor- 
chester avenue, Avith gravel, and rip-rapping the side-slopes 
at $4.00 per square, and for laying sIope-Avall at $3.00 per 
square yard ; the other contract was Avith Boynton Bros., for 
building the tAvo wooden bridges required for A\'ater-Avays, 



AUDITOU'S REPORT. . 35 

for $8,013.75. The bridges are strongly and substantially, 
but at the same time cheaply, built, little else than spruce 
lumber being used in their construction. The longer of the 
two is located between the New York and New England 
Railroad and Dorchester avenue, and consists of two spruce- 
pile' abutments and three spruce-pile piers; the two central 
openings are each 23|^ feet in width ; the two side openings 
each 17 feet in width. The shorter bridge is located between 
the railroad and Pine island, and is 30 feet long, with one 
opening 25 feet wide. The bridges, with the exception of the 
railing, were completed December 24, 1875. The filling was 
begun by J. B. Dacey & Co., October 4, and was prosecuted 
in a satisfactory manner until January 1, 1876, when the 
contractors stopped work on account of their inability to 
make arrangements with the New York and New England 
Railroad Company for crossing their tracks at grade. The 
filling of the portion of the street between the railroad and 
Dorchester avenue has been completed, and the rip-rapping 
of the slopes on that section has been finished. On January 
3, 1876, a contract was made between the city and the New 
York and New England Rnilroad Company, for raising the 
grade of their tracks, and building a bridge over Swett 
street; also abutments for a bridge over the extension of 
East Chester Park. It is to be completed July 1, 1876. 
The Messrs. Dacey made a sub-contract with the railroad 
company for doing the filling on their road, and by this 
means were enabled to secure a right of way across their 
tracks. The work of filling Swett street, north of the rail- 
road crossing, is now progressing rapidly, and the present 
season will see this improvement fully completed. The 
amount paid to Boyntou Bros., under their contract, was 
$8,077.85. The amount paid to John B. Dacey & Co., to 
May 1, was $28,051.20; and the amount paid to the New 
York and New England Railroad Company, to the same 
date, was $13,200. 

Back Bay Bridges. — Contracts for building the abut- 
ments and two bridges on the extension of West Chester 
Park have been made. One of the bridges is over the Boston 
and Providence Railroad, and the other over the Boston and 
Albany Railroad. The contract price for the abutments of 
the bridge over the Boston and Providence Railroad is 
$39,000, and for those of the bridge over the Boston and 
Albany Railroad, $41,000. Michael Meehan is the con- 
tractor for the abutments of both bridges, and has been paid 
on account of' his contracts, $12,736.80, to May 1st. 
Boynton Bros, are the contractors for the iron bridge 



36 auditor's eepoet. 

over the Boston and Providence Railroad, and the con- 
tract price is $13,500. Thos. Leighton, of Rochester, 
N. Y., is the contractor for the bridge over the Boston and 
Albany Railroad; the price to be paid is $14,748. No 
paj'ments on account of the bridges have as yet been made, 
and they are not to be paid for until in position for use. 

ASHLAND-ST. Bh'IDGE (OVER THE BoSTON AND PROVI- 
DENCE Railroad, Ward 23). — A new bridge and abut- 
ments have been built at this point during the past year. 
The work was advertised for proposals in May, and the 
contract for the abutments was awarded to the Eastern 
Point Granite Co., and that for the superstructure to Cook, 
Rymes & Co., of Charlestown. The abutments are built of 
granite rubble masonry, with a bridge-seat course of dressed 
granite. It being intended eventually to make the bridge 
50 feet in width (it is now 34 feet wide) the abutments are 
61 feet long at the bridge-seat, and 103 feet at the founda- 
tion. The bridge is of the deck pattern, with seven plate 
girders, each 79 feet long, 4 ft. 7^ in. deep at the centre, 
and 3 ft. 6 in. deep at the ends, strongly cross-braced with 
angle and tee iron. The floor timbers are of hard-pine, and 
the roadway planking of spruce, the lower course of 4-inch 
creosoted and the upper 2-inch untreated. The cost of the 
stone-work was $12,604,80, that of the superstructure 
$9,950. The total cost of the bridge, including inspection, 
was $23,042.80. 

Commercial Point or Tenean Bridge (Ward 24). — 
A contract was made with George H. Cavanagh for re- 
buildmg this bridge, Nov. 22, 1875. The old bridge has 
been entirely replaced by a new one, built with oak piles, 
hard-pine caps and timbers, and spruce covering. It is lOO 
feet long, 40 feet wide at one end and 46 feet at the other, 
furnished with a leaf draw 28 feet wide, and an opening for 
the passage of vessels 25 feet wide. Cost, $3,940.80. 



NEW STEAMERS. 

Steamboat J. Putnam Bradlee. — This new steamboat 
was built for the transportation of paupers and criminals to 
iind from the diifereni institutions in the harbor in charge of the 
Boai'd of Directors for Public Institutions, taking the place 
of the old boat, Henry Morrison, deemed unfit for said ser- 
vice. The hull of the new steamer Avas built by Lawrence & 
Foulks, at Greenpoint, L. I. The length of the keel is 138 



auditor's report. 37 

feet; length over all,- 140 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet 3 
inches ; breadth over all, 45 feet ; depth of hold, 8 feet and 
6 inches ; custom-house measurement, 340 tons. The en- 
gine was built at the works of the contractors, Fletcher, 
Harrison & Co., New York, and is condensing, of the 
vertical beam pattern, the cylinder being 36 inches in diam- 
eter, with 8 feet stroke of piston. The boiler is of the kind 
known as the return flue, is 27 feet long, 9^^ feet in front, 
and the diameter of shell is 7 feet and 4 inches. There 
are two furnaces 7 feet in depth. She has a No. 5 Blake 
pump, with pipes arranged to pump out bilge-water, to feed 
the boiler and for fire purposes, having a nozzle on the main 
and promenade decks, to which nozzle hose is attached 
ready for use. On the main deck forward on each side are 
four rooms capable of holding 100 prisoners. In the after part 
of the steamer, on the same deck, are the ladies' saloon and 
the captain's office. The former is provided with all modern 
conveniences, is finished in black walnut, with neat panel 
work to correspond. In the hold are the usual rooms, con- 
sisting of forecastle, kitchen, dining room, pantry, a large 
state-room containing four berths and a linen locker, each 
room spacious and well adapted to the uses for which the 
boat was designed. The promenade or upper deck contains 
the pilot-house and a social hall, and entrance is made to the 
latter by the main staircase. The pilot-house is 12 by 13 
feet, and will accommodate a large party. At the head of 
the main stairway and included in hall-room is a mirror, di- 
rectly beneath which, in the black walnut panelling, carved 
in letters of gold, is the name of the boat, " J. Putnam 
Bradlee." The communication between decks is ample. 
There are wide stairways both forward and aft, and patent 
heaters in the pilot-house, social hall and ladies' saloon. 
The boat is well equipped with life-preservers. The speed 
of the steamer is rated at eighteen miles an hour in smooth 
weather. The entire work of construction was supervised 
by Joseph Belknap, a consulting engineer of New York city, 
and who was appointed superintendent by the directors. 
Cost of the steamer and outfit, $43,836.19 ; expense of con- 
struction committee and directors to New York, $948.86. 
Total $44,785.05. 

Ferry-Boat Revere. — This new ferry-boat, which was 
built for the East Boston Ferries, is now in the service of 
the city. She is 148 feet long between perpendiculars, 
with about 10 feet projection on each end, which terminates 
in the butters, is 57 feet 2 inches wide amidships from the 
outside of the guards, and 12 feet 3 inches deep ; width of 



38 auditor's report. 

hull 33 feet. Her frame is white-oak, and her ceiling, 
planking and deck-frames are hard-pine. The beams amid- 
ships are 14 inches square, and her deck is double and 
strongly supported below, so as to bear any weight that may 
be crowded on it. She is alike at both ends, and has double 
pilot-houses, spacious wing-cabins, and covering amidships, 
forming an upper or hurricane deck. The cabins can seat 
about two hundred persons, and the seats are set off with 
nickel-plated arras. Overhead are shelves for life-preserv- 
ers, which can be readily reached by boat-hooks in the 
event of accident requiring their use. The seats and backs 
are black walnut, and under those amidships are the steam 
pipes for warming the cabin, protected in the wake of the 
paddle-boxes by iron network. Along the sides are win- 
dows, and overhead are ventilators, which are always open, 
and keep a current of fresh air in constant circulation. 
There are also seats outside under the shelter of the projec- 
tions of the deck above ; and all the cabin doors open out- 
ward. She has an inclined condensing engine with 40 
inches diameter of cylinder and 9 feet stroke of piston, a 
No. 5 Watling pump, a boiler with a drop-flue, 9 feet 5 
inches in diameter, and 24 feet in length, with two furnaces. 
The smoke-stack is 5 feet 2 inches in diameter, and 9 feet 
above the shell of the boiler, and she has two iron fresh- 
water tanks 4 feet in diameter, and 18 feet long. Her 
engine-room, coal-bunkers, and other arrangements are well 
designed and handy. Her hull was built by Robert Cros- 
bie ; her joiner work was made by Mauson & Peterson, and 
Louis Osborn & Co. furnished her engine and boiler. 
Contract price for hull, $21,500, and for the engine and 
boiler $24,500 ; paid for architect's services and advertisins", 
$417.50. 



Attention is asked to the details of the report which 
follow, and to the statistical and other information given in 
the Appendix. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALFRED T. TURNER, 

Auditor of Accounts. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND PAYMENTS. 

CITY AND COUNTY. 

18 7 5-7 6. 



Statement in brief of the General and Special Appro- 
priations made by the City Council to meet tlie Expendi- 
tures of the City of Boston and the County of Suffolk, 
for the financial year which began with the first day of May, 
1875, and ended with the last day of April, 1876, with the 
revenue added to those appropriations as authorized by 
ordinance, and balances from 1874-75 ; also of the pay- 
ments by Drafts made by the Mayor and other authority on 
the Treasurer against said Appropriations, by which is shown 
the result of the year, with the balance paid to the Com- 
missioners on the Sinking Funds for the redemption of the 
Debt of the City. 

The excess of Expenditures over the Appropriations in 
some cases was tnet hy Transfers from the Reserved Fund and 
other Appropriations, duly authorized by the City Council, 
and in other cases by authorized Loans. These transfers are 
shown by notes at the bottom of the pages. 



Object of Appropriations. 


Amount of Appropri- 
ations, with Balan- 
ces from 1874 - 75, 
and Revenue. 


Payments. 


Balances to 
Sinking Fund. 


Balances to 

1876-77. 


Addition to City Hospital.. . . 
Advertising 


$190,000 00 
4,000 00 

1 28,219 08 
109.000 00 

2 18,000 (10 

3.600 00 

3 92,000 00 
10,000 00 
58,000 00 

15.283 89 

7,500 00 

4 28.000 00 


$159,109 56 

2,729 00 

28,219 08 

105,366 99 

17,259 20 

3,200 78 

75,636 40 

4,091 86 

45,806 31 

13,945 16 

7,500 00 
21,553 35 


' $l',27l'o6 


$.30,890 44 


Assessors' Department .... 

Auditor's Department 

Bells and Clocks 

Board of Heiilth ........ 

Boston Harbor 


3,633 01 

740 80 

399 22 

16,363 60 

5,908 14 

12,193 69 




Cedar Grove Cemetery, in- ) 

eluding Revenue received . ) 

Chapman School-house Yard . 

Charles River Bridge 


1,338 73 


6,446 65 




Amounts carried foricard . . 


$563,602 97 


$484,417 69 


$46,956 11 


$32,229 17 



1 Transferred from Reserved Fund $219 08 3 Transferred to Evergreen Cem- 

2 Transferred from Sinking Fund etery $1,000 00 

Commissioners 1,000 00 * Transferred to Chelsea Bridge . 2,000 00 

39 



40 



AUDITOR S REPORT. 



















Balances to 


Balances to 


Object of Appkopriations. 


Payments. 








o .5 g 




SintingFund. 


1876-77. 




? ° xi'^ ■ 










gs S = 










£ d o c3 
< 








Amnunt-i brought forward . . 


$563,602 97 


$484,417 69 


$46,956 H 


$32,229 IT 


Chelsea Bridge 

Chestnut Hill Driveway .... 


' 43,000 00 






43 000 00 


2 7,500 00 


7.233 14 


266 86 




City Hospital 


120,-350 00 


114,545 98 


.5,4-54 02 


350 00 


Oity Registrar's DepartmsDl . . 


12,700 00 


11,390 72 


1,309 28 




Collector's Department .... 


5 33,&S7 78 


32,317 11 


1,570 67 




Commerce Street 


45,335 00 


21.666 OO 




23,669 o6 


Commercial Point Bridge . . . 


4 5,500 00 


3,940 SO 


1,559 20 




Common, etc 


B 86,81 4 44 


84.185 14 


2,619 30 




Commonwealth Av. Enclosure . 


6 11.921 11 


3,772 29 




8,148 82 


Contingent Funds 


7 11,700 00 


9.264 85 


2.435 15 




Deeds — Revenue 


■ 2.757 00 


2,314 61 




442 39 


Dredging Roxbury Canal, etc. . 


8 10,000 00 


8,185 52 


1.814 48 




Eastern A venue Wharf .... 


9 6,800 00 


5,424 40 


1,375 60 




East Boston Ferries 


245,100 00 


241,294 34 


3,805 66 




Engineer's Department .... 


29,000 00 


27,050 77 


1,949 23 




Engine House, Bristol Street .• 


9,456 24 


7,32147 


2,1.34 77 




Engine House, Dartmouth St. 


19,782 97 


14,351 59 


5,431 38 




Engine House and Land, Ful- ) 


45,000 00 






45,000 00 


ton Street \ 








Evergreen Cemetery, includ- i 
ing Revenue ) 


i" 3,544 97 


3,127 48 




417 49 


Fire Alarm Telegraph 


33,625 00 


21,497 61 


12,127 .39 





Fire Depnrlment 


694,080 00 


568,9.33 89 


125,146 11 




Fountain, Independence Squ.ire 
Francis Street School-house . . 


114,195 56 


4,195 56 






20,000 00 


16,090 28 




3,909 72 


Grammar School-house, Ever- ) 


20,000 00 


20,000 00 






ett District. Ward 16 . . . \ 






Grammar School-house, Wash- 










ington Village : 












120,000 00 






120,000 00 
S5,000 OO 




35,000 00 
12 84,241 88 






Grammar School-house, Win- > 
throp District, Charlestown ( 


84,195 84 


46 04 


Health Department 


430,000 00 


387,134 72 


42,865 28 






147,500 00 
13 87,466 18 






147,500 00 


Incidental Expenses 

Inspection of Buildings .... 


87.466 18 




22,000 00 


20,037 50 


1,962 50 




Interest and Premium 


"1,911,635 19 


1,704,288 39 


207,346 80 






511.500 00 


496,456 53 
223,893 52 


15 043 47 




License Expenses : Revenue . . 


2.50,478 00 




26,584 48 


Maiden Bridge 


15 45.000 00 


30,796 14 





14,203 86 


Marcella Street Truant and > 


10 10,000 00 






10 000 00 


Vasrant Home \ 










10,000 00 

62,500 00 

17 18,000 00 


9,440 39 


559 61 




Memorial Monument, Boston ) 






52,500 00 


Mercantile Wharf Market . . . 


17,975 98 


24 02 




Meridian Street Bridge .... 


18 38,500 00 


14,197 70 




24,302 30 


Mount Hope Cemetery, includ- ) 
ing Revenue ( 


10 46,304 62 


45,277 77 




1,026 85 


Amounts carried fonvard . . 


$5,905,768 91 


$4,833,681 90 


$483,802 93 


$588,284 08 



1 Transferred from Maiden Bridge $25, 
Transf rred from Meridian-street 

Bridge 3, 

Transferred from Charles River 
Bridee 2 

2 Transferred from Water Works . 2, 
8 Transferred from Reserved Fund 28 

Transferred from Treas.'s Dep't. 5 
* Transferred from Meridian-street 

Bridge 5, 

t- Transferred from Reserved Fund 2 
Transferred to Fountain, Indepen- 
dence Square 

''' Transferred from Reserved Fund 8, 
7 Transferred from Reserved Fund 1, 



000 00 8 Transferred from Reserved Fund $10,000 00 

n Transferred from Reserved Fund 6.800 00 
000 00 10 Transferred from Board of Health 1,000 00 

1' Transferred from Common . . . 195 56 

000 00 12 Transferred to Rice School-house 6,500 00 
,500 00 IS Transferred from Reserved Fund 406 18 
.146 43 " Transferred to Water Works. 
,74135 Interest and Premium . . . . n6,.364 81 

1= Transferred to Chelsea Bridye . 2'),000 00 
500 00 1" Transferred from Reserved Fund 1(1,1)00 00 
,000 00 " Transferred from Reserved Fund 18,000 00 

1" Transferred to Commercial Point 

195 56 Bridge 5,500 00 

000 00 Chelsea Bridge 3.000 00 

200 00 1" Transferred from Reserved Fund 2,500 00 



AUDITORS REPOET. 



41 



Object of Appropriations. 






0-5 

<1 



Payments. 



Balances to 
Sinking Fund. 



Balances to 

1876-77. 



Jmotmts brought fonvard . . 
Mystic Water Works : Revenue 

New Engine Houses 

New Oflal Shed, Highland St. . 
New Stable, Charleatown . . . 

Old Claims 

Over.seers of the Poor 

Park Department 

Paving, etc 

Police 

Police Station-house No. 8 . . . 
Primary School-house. City P'nt 
Primary School-house, Gibson ) 

District \ 

Primary School-house, Law- 
rence District: 

Building 

Land 

Primary School-house, New- j 

buiy Street ] 

Primary School-house, Quin- i 

cy Street j 

Primary School-house, Rox- 

bury Street : 

Building 

Land 

Printinsr and Stationery .... 

Pubhc ^Baths 

Public Buildings 

Public Institutions, viz. : 

House of Industry 

House of Correction 

Lunatic Hospital 

Pauper E.\penses 

Steamboat "Henry Morrison " 

Office Expenses 

New Steamboat 

New Wharf, Rainsford Island 

Public Lands 

Public Library, including In- j 

come from Trust Funds . . \ 
Quarantine Department .... 
Real Estate Advertising — Rev- ) 

enue \ 

Registration of Voters and / 

Election Expenses . . . . > 
Reserved Fund^ 



$5,905,768 91 

257,999 83 

1 23.000 00 

6,000 00 

10,000 00 

1.500 00 

142,800 00 

2 6,900 00 

s 1,0.50,000 00 

860,000 00 

4 10,000 00 

15,000 00 

11,529 60 



31,398 85 
3,W4 25 

54,418 44 
12,929 01 



54,891 25 

250 84 

37.000 00 

30,000 00 

130,000 00 

230,000 00 
118,000 00 
65,000 00 
61,400 00 

6 19,689 09 

9,000 00 

7 44,810 91 

8 12.000 00 

8,000 00 

129,225 06 
18,700 00 
17,224 17 

25,000 00 



$4,8.33,681 90 

257,999 83 

13,189 12 

4,160 12 

5,083 07 

1,203 57 

127,433 41 

5,409 38 

1,024.627 66 

835 842 94 



$483,802 93 



$588,284 08 



1.839 88 

4,916 93 

296 43 

15,366 .59 

1.490 62 

25,372 34 

29,157 06 

130 51 



9,810 88 



15,000 00 



8,999 73 

31,398 85 

53,604 27 
8,367 72 



41,278 01 

250 84 

30.673 45 

22,135 70 

125,478 98 

217,580 24 
97,618 16 
59.391 10 
51.482 05 
19,665 09 
7,871 48 
44.785 05 
11,893 95 
4.716 63 

129,225 06 
14,213 76 
13,593 53 
21,212 73 



2,,529 87 



3,144 25 

814 17 



4,561 29 



13,613 24 



6.326 55 
7,864 30 
4,521 02 

12.419 76 

20,381 84 

5,608 90 

9,917 95 

24 00 
1,128 ,52 

25 86 
106 05 

3,283 37 



4,486 24 



3,630 64 



3,787 27 



Amounts carried forward . 



$9,417,580 21 



,133,936 87 $648,743 21 $634,900 13 



1 Transferred from Reserved Fund $3,000 00 

2 Transferred from Reserved Fund 6,900 00 
s Transferred from Water Works 50,000 00 
« Transferred from Reserved Fund 10,000 00 

5 Transferred to Rice School-house 5,495 94 

6 Transferred to New Steamboat 310 91 
' Transferred from Steamer " Hen- 
ry Morrison "..... ... 310 91 

Transferred from New Wharf, 

Rainsford Island 4,500 00 

8 Ti-ansferred to New Steamboat 4,500 00 

9 Transferred to Police Station 

House No. 8 $10,000 00 

Transferred to Atlantic Avenue 7,168 12 
Transferred to Common, etc. . • 2,000 00 
Transferred to Dredging Roxbury 

Canal. etc .... 10,000 00 

Transferred to Mercantile Wharf 

Market 18,000 00 

Transferred to Collector's Dep't 28,146 43 
Transferred to Eastern-av. Wharf 6,800 00 

Carried forward $82,114 55 



Brought forward $82,114 55 

Transferred to Park Department 6,900 00 
Transferred to Marcella-st. Tru- 
ant and Vagrant Home . . . 10,000 00 
Transferred to Northampton-st. 

District 37.000 00 

Transferred to New Eng'eHous's 3,000 00 
Transferred to Tremont-st. Mall 

Curb 3,400 00 

Transferred to Mt. Hope Cem't'y 2,500 00 

Tran.sferred to Contingent Funds 1,200 00 

Transferred to Armories .... 219 08 

Transferred to Incidental Exp's 466 18 
Transferred to Back Bay Streets 

and Avenues 40,954 02 

Transferred to Suffolk-st. Dist. 37,000 00 
Transferred to Parker Hill Res- 
ervoir 67,246 17 

Transferred to Commonwealth 

Avenue Enclosure 8.000 00 



$300,000 00 



42 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



Object of Appropriations. 



tZ. ft a °^ 






Payments. 



Balances to 
SinkiiigFund. 



Balances to 
1876-77. 



Atnnunt-i brought foricard . .. 

Rice School-house . 

Salaries 

Schools and School-houses, viz. : 

School Instructors 

School Expenses, School ) 
Committee ( 

Salaries officers School Com- I 
mittee ( 

School-houses, Public Build- ) 

ings i 

Schcol-house, Florence District : 

Building 

Land 

Sealers of Weights and Meas- ) 

ures . . j 

Sewers 

Sheds, Health Department . . 
Sinking Fund Commissioners . 

Siphon, Charles River 

Stable, Paving Department, I 

WardlT < 

Survej'or's Department .... 
Tax and other Fees — Revenue 

Tickuor Bequest 

Treasurer's Department .... 
Tremont Street Mall Curb . . 

Waterworks 

Water Works, Interest and i 

Premium ( 

West Boston and Cragie's I 

Bridges ( 

Widening Streets ....... 

Widening Leverett Street . . . 
Widening Shawmut Avenue . . 

Amount for City of Boston, be- 
ing appropriations, balances 
from 1874-75, and revenue . . 

County of Suffolk. 

Amountforthe County of Suf- ) 
folk .. ... \ 

Total appropriations, including 

revenue and balances frorn 

1874-75: — 
Original Appropriat'ns for City 

and County . . $12,302,305 00 

Revenue 584,063 80 

Balances from 1874 

to 1875 1,122,699 18 



Less Transfers to 
Special App'ns. 



$14,009,067 98 
189.368 31 



Amounts carried forward 



;9,417.680 21 

1 11.995 94 

55,000 00 

: 1,246,969 32 
s 114,791 06 

35,900 00 

* 356,039 62 

50,000 00 
6,000 00 

6,200 00 

■ 300,000 00 

4,746 93 

= 800 00 

30,000 00 

5,000 00 

54,000 00 

21.058 12 

2,000 51 

6 29,558 65 

' 13,400 00 

8 428.000 00 

9 833,334 81 

- 46,500 00 

i» 299,935 54 

11 22,534 46 

63,264 50 



8,133,936 87 
54,854*96 



1,235,375 24 
114.791 06 

31,428 35 

356,039 62 

6103 
6,000 00 

6,119 69 

285.299 56 

970 15 

712 75 

26,532 35 

4,995 09 

50,937 69 

484 78 

214 20 

28,721 00 

11.401 53 

408,173 .52 

833,364 81 

32.232 16 

256,488 91 
22,534 46 
56,408 22 



$13,454,699 67 



365,000 00 



$11,958,078 30 



)48,743 21 

" 145*04 

11,. 594 08 



4,471 65 



80 31 
14,700 44 



87 25 
3,467 65 



3.062 31 
20,573 34 



837 65 
i9",826'4S 



8,267 54 
43,446 63 



$779,308 49 



3,489 71 



$13,819,699 67 



$12,319,588 59 



$782,798 20 



$634,900 13 
11.995 94 



49,938 97 



1,846 31 
' 1,998' 47 



6,000 00 



$717,312 I 



$717,312 88 



1 Transferred from Gramm'r Sch'l- 

hoiise, Winthrop Dist.Charles- 

town $6,500 00 

Transferred from Primary Sch'U 

house, Lawrence District . . 5,495 94 

2 Transferred to School Expenses 

School Committee 9,791 06 

Transferred to School-houses and 

Public Buildings 3,039 62 

' Transferred from School Instruc- 
tors 9,791 06 

* Transferred from 8cl col Instruc- 
tors 3,039 62 



Transferred to Auditor's Dep't $1,000 00 

'I'ransferred to Treasurer's Dep't 1,000 00 

Transferred to Collector's Dep't 5,741 35 
Transferred from Sinking Fund 

Commissioners 1,000 00 

7 Transferred from Reserv'd Fund 3,400 00 

8 Transferred to Paving 50,000 00 

Transferred to Chestnut Hill 

Driveway 2.500 00 

'■> Trauhferred from Int. and Pre'm 116,364 81 
1" Transferred to Widening Lev- 
erett Street 64 46 

11 Transferred from Widening Sts. 64 46 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



43 



Object of Appropriations. 


Amount of Appropri- 
ations, with Balan- 
ces from 1874-75, 
and Revenue. 


Payments. 


Balances to 
SinkingFund. 


Balances to 

1876-77. 


Amounit brought forward . . 

Special Appropriations. 

Additional Supplj' ofWater . . 

Atlantic Avenue 

Back Bay Streets and Avenues 


$13,819,699 67 

1.838,845 71 

1 126,494 IS 

2457,00000 

80,126.00 

44.023 04 

80 680 21 

797,617 27 

1,066 20 

280 57 

124.6.13 55 

14,000 11 


$12,319,588 59 

783,613 49 
122,379 00 
279,609 19 
47 165 25 


$782,798 20 
*4,li5'l8 


$717,312 88 

1,055,232 22 

"l77.39o'8i 
32,960 75 

8o',68o'2i 


Broadway Bridge Foundations 
Broadway Extension 


30,373 71 


13,649 33 




440.127 43 
600 00 
200 00 

111,083 76 
14,000 11 


'466'26 
80 57 


357,489 84 
13,569"79 


Canton Street Grading .... 
Church Street District ..... 
Eastern Avenne and Bridge . . 
Fort Hill Improvement .... 










205.000 00 

102,350 21 

* 65,510 03 

13,451 85 

6 89.449 16 
29.243 64 

237,676 84 

7 52.571 36 
376,000 00 
750,000 00 

8 36,246 90 
453,930 52 

6,810 56 

18,458 99 
1,103 03 


24 00 

798 67 

63.624 77 

s 13,451 85 

89,449 16 




204,976 00 

101,551 54 

1,885 26 


New Lunatic Hospital 

Northampton Street District . . 
Oliver Street (Revenue) .... 


Parker Hill Reservoir 






Small-pox Hospital 




29,243 64 

153,457 34 

2,164 03 

257,018 38 


Soldiers' Relief (Revenue) . . . 
Suffolk Street District 


84,219 50 

50,407 33 

118,981 62 

750,000 00 

4.655 00 

288,0:j9 03 

334 41 

54 62 




Temporary Loan 

"Washington Street Extension . 

Water Works Wards 17 and 19 

Widening and Grading Dud- 1 

ley and other streets . . . S 

Widening Eliot Street 

Widening Federal Street . . . 
Widening Hanover Street,No.2 » 


6,476 15 
" 1,103'03 


31, .591 90 
165,891 49 

13,404 37 


Widening Warren Street . . . 

Widening Washington and 1 

Essex Streets j 


i» 5,955 42 
71,554 80 


90 48 
19,403 23 


5,864 94 


52,151 57 




$19,894,799 82 


$15,632 274 20 


$814,553 60 


$3,447,972 02 



Appropriations, Loans and Revenue, as above $19,894,79982 

Payments, as above 15,632,274 20 

$4,262,525 62 
Less Balances carried to 1876-77 3,447,972 02 

Balances paid Sinking Fund Commissioners, as above ., $814,553 60 



3 Transferred from Reserved Fund $7,168 12 
Transferred from widening Han- 
over Street, No. 2 22,831 88 

2 Transferred from Washington St. 

B.\tension . $90,000 00 

Transferred from Harrison Ave. 

Extension 45.960 47 

Transferred from Reserved Fund 40,954 02 
TVausferred from widening War- 

ren Street • ... 13,085 51 

$190,000 00 



3 Transferred to Back Bay Streets 

and Avenues $45,960 47 

* Transferred from Reserved Fund 37,000 00 
8 Paid advance of Treasurer in 

1868-69 in part. 
8 Transferred from Reserved Fund 67,246 17 
' Transferred from Reserved Fund 37,000 00 

8 Transferred to Back Bay Streets 

and Avenues 90,000 00 

9 Transferred to Atlantic Avenue 22,831 88 
1" Transferred to Back Bay Streets 

and Avenues 13,085 51 



44 auditor's repoet. 

recapitulation. 

The following is a recapitulation of the preceding table: — 

APPROPRIATIONS, LOANS AND REVENUE. 

General appropriations, $12,302,305 00 

Permanent Loans: 
Oa City Account: 

Swett street, $376,000 00 

Back Bay streets and avenues, 267,000 00 



AVater Loans: 
Additional Supply of Water, $1,500,000 00 

M'ater Works, Wards 17 and 19, • 240,000 00 



$643,000 00 



1,740,000 00 



Mystic Sewer, 205,000 00 

2,588,000 00 

Temporary Loans. 750,000 00 

Balances from 1874-75 received from Treasurer (see below), 3,428,822 37 

Revenue credited and used under the following heads, viz.: 

Mystic Water Works, $257,999 83 

License Expenses, ' 250,478 00 

Additional Supply of Water, premium on loans, 131,486 80 

Soldiers' Relief, 86,100 00 

Tax and Other Fees, 21,058 12 

Real Estate Advertising, 17,224 17 

Mount Hope Cemetery, 10,746 80 

Oliver Street, 13,451 85 

Water Works, Wards 17 and 19, premium on loan, 10,570 00 

Cedar Grove Cemetery, 9,773 38 

Public Library, 6,570 00 

Deeds, 2,757 00 

Evergreen Cemetery, 1,456 50 



825,672 45 
$19,894,799 82 



TOTAL PAYMENTS. 

On City of Boston account: 

Mayor's Drafts through Auditor's Office, $12,391,170 45 

Interest and Premium, 1,704,288 39 

Water Works, Interest and Premium, 833,364 81 

Mystic Water Works, Interest, 70,280 00 

Mystic Water Works, Sinking Fund, 65,042 34 

License Revenue to Sinking Fund Commissioners, 130,000 00 

" " State's proportion, 61,962 50 

Old Claims, 1,203 57 
Advance made by Treasurer in 1868-69, on account 

Oliver Street, 13,451 85 

County of Suflfolk: 
Mayor's Drafts, $137,474 43 

On requisitions of Judges and other 

County authorities, 224,035 86 



$15,270,763 91 



361,510 29 

$15,632,274 20 



BALANCES FROM 1874-75. 

The following are the Balances of appropriations from 1874-75, and used in 1875- 
76, viz.: — 



auditor's report. 45 

Addition to City Hospital, $190,000 00 

Additional Supply of Water, 207,358 91 

Atlantic Avenue, 96,494 18 

Beach Street, 80,126 00 

Broadway Bridge Foundations, 44,023 04 

Broadway Extension, 80,680 21 

Burnt District, 797,617 27 

Canton Street Grading, 1,066 20 

Cedar Grove Cemetery, 610 61 
Ciiarles River Bridge (from appropriation for Charles River and Warren 

Bridges), 30,000 00 

Church Street District, 280 57 

City Hospital, 350 00 

Commerce Street, 46,335 00 

Commonwealth Avenue Enclosure (from appropriation for Common, etc.), 3,921 11 

Eastern Avenue and Bridge, 124,653 66 
Engine House, Bristol Street (from appropriation for Engine House and 

Land, Dover Street), 4,456 24 
Engine House, Dartmouth Street (from appropriation for Engine House 

and Land, Parker Street), 19,782 97 

Engine House and Land, Fulton Street, 45,000 00 

Evergreen Cemetery, 288 47 

Fort Hill Improvement, 14,000 11 

Fountain, Independence Square (from appropriation for Common, etc ), 4,000 00 

Grammar School-house, Everett District, Ward 16, 20,000 00 

Grammar School -house, Washington Village, Building, 120,000 00 

Land, 36,000 00 

Grammar School-house, Winthrop District, Charlestown, 80,741 88 

Harrison Avenue Extension, 46,960 47 

Home for Poor, Deer Island, 147,600 00 

Memorial Monument, Boston Common, 62,500 00 

Mount Hope Cemetery, 7,057 82 

New Lunatic Hospital, 102,350 21 

Northampton Street District, 28,510 03 

Parker Hill Reservoir, 22,202 99 

Primary School-house, City Point, 15,000 00 

Primary School-house, Gibson District, 5,629 60 

Primary School-house, Lawrence District, Building, 36,894 79 

Land, 3,144 25 

Primary School -house, Newbury Street, 44,418 44 

Primary School-house, Quincy Street, 12,929 01 
Primary School-house, Roxbury Street (from appropriations for Primary 

School-house, Cottage Place), Building, 49,891 25 

Land, 260 84 

Public Library, 4,665 06 

Sheds, Health Department, 4,746 93 

Siphon, Charles River (from appropriation for Water Works), 30,000 00 

Small-pox Hospital, 29,243 64 

Soldiers' Relief, 151,576 84 
Stable, Paving Department, Ward 17 (from appropriation for Paving, etc.), 5,000 00 

Suffolk Street District, 15,671 36 

Ticknor Bequest, _ 2,060 51 

Tremont Street Mall Curb (from appropriation for Common, etc.), ' 10,000 00 

Washington Street Extension, 126,246 90 

Water Pipes, Wards 17 and 19, 197,611 41 

Water Works, Wards 13 to 16, and extension to Wards 17 and 19, 5,749 11 

West Boston and Cragie's Bridges, 6,000 00 

Widening and Grading Dudley and other streets, 6,810 56 

Widening Eliot Street, 13,458 99 

Widening Federal Street, 1,103 03 

Widening Hanover Street, No. 2, 22,831 88 

Widening Leverett Street, 22,470 00 

Widening Shawmut Avenue, 63,264 60 

^Videning Warren Street, 19,040 93 

Widening Washington and Essex Streets, 71,664 80 

$3,428,822 37 



ESTIMATED AND ACTUAL INCOME AND TAXES. 

CITY AND COUNTY. 

1875-76. 



Statement, in brief, of the Estimated Income, including 
Taxes of the City of Boston and the CotjiVty of Suffolk, 
for the financial year- 1875-76, witli an account of the Actual 
Income and Taxes received during the year : — 



Sources of Revende. 



Armories 

Board of Health 

Bridges 

Brighton Fire Alarm Extension 

Church-street District 

City Hospital 

City of Charlestown 

Collecting Bank Tax 

Kast Boston Ferries 

Fees 



Fire Alarms 

Fire Department 

Hay Scales 

Health Department 

Incidental Expenses 

Interest and Premium 

Lamps 

Overseers of the Poor 

Paving, etc 

Pedlars 

Police 

Printing 

Public Baths 

Public Buildings 

Public Institutions 

Public Library 

Quarantine Department 

lients 

Schools 

Sealers of Weights and Measures 

Sewers 

Taxes, outstanding prior to May 1, 1875 

Tax of 1875 : 

Bank, 1875 

State, 1875 

Corporation, received from Cora, of Mass. . . 

Town of Brigbton <-^. 

Unclaimed Drafts 

Water Works 

West Boston and Cragie's Bridges 



CouKTY OF Suffolk 



Estimated Income 
and Taxes. 



$16,000 00 
2.000 00 
1,325 00 



200,000 00 
6,900 00 



2,000 00 
'29,200 00 



30,500 00 
50,0110 00 



8,000 00 



55,000 00 

2,000 00 

4,000 00 

125,000 00 

19,000 00 



."iO.OOO 00 

475,000 00 

10,240,000 00 

350,000 00 



1,500 00 
1,130,500 00 



$12.H74,425 00 
130,000 00 



$13,104,425 00 



Actual Income 


and Taxes. 


» 


$18,114 00 


2,2.39 23 


2,372 80 


301 42 


200 00 


1,349 40 


858 72 


6,950 51 


179,300 00 


6,704 14 


10 66 


2.486 41 


1.050 93 


48,581 21 


291 26 


248,378 81 


155 37 


29 229 72 


58,719 72 


1,065 50 


10,928 40 


39 90 


7 65 


2.740 78 


58,453 13 


2,505 35 


3.160 80 


140,120 18 


20,6.35 72 


134 10 


69,198 56 


1,130,443 37 


9,690,519 37 


352,733 92 


1,475 20 


538 48 


1,095,713 14 


75 00 


$13,182,778 8rt 


100,087 85 


$13,283,466 71 



46 



auditor's report. 47 

Actual Income and Taxes, $13,283,466 71 

Estimated Income and Taxes, 13,104,425 00 



Excess of Actual Income and Taxes, $179,041 71 

Excess of Appropriations over Actual Pa^-ments, as 

given on paf/e 43, $814,553 60 

Excess of Actual Income and Taxes, as given 

above, 179,041 71 



Total amount paid to the Commissioners on Sink- 
ing Funds for the redemption of the debt of 
theCit^-, $993,595 31 



The above amount of $993,595.31, resulting from the act- 
ual business of the year, has been paid to the Commissioners 
on the Sinking Fund, in conformity with the requirements 
of the ninth section of the Ordinance on Finance, Revised 
Ordinances of 1869, page 217, and the ordinance in relation 
to Finance of Dec. 24, 1870. These ordinances require that 
any excess of income over the original estimated income, or 
any excess of appropriations over the actual payments, shall 
be paid to the Commissioners on the Sinking Funds, and be 
applied to the pajnuent of the percentage required to be set 
apart annually for the Sinking Funds for the redemption of 
the debt of the city. 

The Ordinance on Finance, of 1869, provides that no 
money shall be drawn for by the Mayor and Auditor, or be 
paid by the Treasurer, unless the same has been previously 
appropriated by a special vote of the City Council ; hence 
the necessity of applying to the Council for additional means, 
if from any cause an Original Ajjpropriation falls short. 
The additional means thus asked for can only be furnished 
by an authorized transfer from some existing appropriation 
which can spare it, or by a specific loan. In this manner the 
City Council retain a knowledge and control of all the ex- 
penditures, as none can be made unless an appropriation for 
the same is expressly authorized by them. 



CITY EXPENDITURES. 



Statement in detail, under appropriate heads, of the Ex- 
penditures made on account of the Cixr of Boston", during 
the financial year 1875-76, by the several Departments, 
Boards, and Committees of the City Government, the balance 
of receipts over expenditures on account of Mystic Water 
Works to the Commissioners on the Sinking Funds, including 
the payments of interest on the debt of the city, the Tem- 
porai-y Loan, and the amount paid the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for the City of Boston's proportion of the 
State Tax and Liquor License Revenue. 

The year commencing with the first day of May, 1875, and ending 
with the last day of April, 1876. 

Additional Supply of Water, 

Continuation of payments for surveys and ijlans^ 
and for constructing the conduit from Farm Pond 
to Chestnut Hill Reservoir. 



Salaries and wages: — 


-A. Fteley, 




Resident Engineer, 


$4,U00 00 




A. IStanvvood, Superin- 






tendent, 


3,500 00 




Engineer's Assistants, 


40,536 91 




Inspectors, 


7,206 00 




Foremen and laborers, 


4,215 53 


859,458 44 






Construction of cond 


luit : — pay- 




meuts to contractors, 




Section 2, 


16,388 00 




3, 


37,810 51 




4, 


38,055 35 




0, 


19,263 72 




6, 


34,525 38 




7, 


44,520 27 




7, extra work 


, 36 37 




8, 


35,790 24 




Carried forward^ 


$216,389 84 
48 


$59,458 44 



ADDITIONAL SUPPLY OY WATER. 49 



BrotigJit forward, $216,389 84 $59,458 44 


Section 9, 




26,129 60 


10, 




2,257 60 


10, 


extra woi'k, 


79 32 


11, 




16,907 27 


12, 




66,635 16 


13, 




17,092 91 


14, 




22,721 32 


15, 




3,402 12 


16, 




24,499 98 


17, 




30,161 36 


18, 




7,956 98 


19, 




13,461 64 


20, 


balance. 


138,475 91 


20, 


extra work. 


878 50 



• $587,049 51 
Section 1 ; under super- 
vision of Water 
Board : — 
Piles and dri- 
ving, $1,849 69 
Lumber, 637 41 
Carfares, 60 00 
Iron- work, 58 46 

■ 2,605 56 

589,655 07 

Contractor, for new road in Framing- 
ham, 7,999 26 
Damages : — 

Mill, including retain- 
ing fee for counsel, $55,000 00 
Land, 13,819 11 



68,819 11 

Estates purchased, 30,603.60 

Engineers' expenses, 5,032 00 

Car fares, wagon hire, and meals for 

Superintendent, engineers and la- 
borers, 4,332 27 
Advertising, • 3,064 50 
Printing, 2,309 74 
Stationery and drawing materials, 828 58 
Rent of offices, furniture, fuel, and 

repairs, including building vault 

for plans, 3,119 92 

Sounding, 2,825 15 

Tools and hardware, and materials 

for repairs of temporary conduit 

and wall at river, 1,473 76 

Buggy, board of horses and repairs 

of vehicles and harnesses, 1,203 01 



Carried forward, $780,724 41 

4 



50 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

BrougJit foricard, $780,724 41 

Town of Needham, for policemen fur- 
nished on the line of tlie works, 840 00 

Wm. E. Worthen, C. E., professional 
services in suits for diversion of 
water, 525 00 

Cartage and freights, 500 68 

Recording and copj'ing deeds and 

small items, 336 83 

Insurance on buildings, 115 00 

City Council, refreshments and trav- 
elling expenses, 199 45 

Coehituate Water Board, travelling 
expenses, $221 42 

Refreshments, 150 70 

872 12 



Totul for Additional Supply of Water, per item 
No. 6 of Treasurer'' s account, $783,598 52 

Add amount draion by Auditor, but 

not paid, 14 97 



$783,613 49 



Addition to City Hospital, 

Payments on account of erecting five new buildings, 
viz. : Two brick, one for surgical purposes and the 
other for medical; two wooden and iron, one-story 
buildings, one contagious tvardfor medical cases, 
and the other for surgical cases; one bricJc 
building of one- story, for kitchen and bakery, all 
on land belonging to the City and within the City 
Hospital enclosure. 

Contractors, for foundations, $16,636 00 
" " masonry, 60,833 00 
" " carpentry, 35,852 50 
» " heating apparatus, 21,300 00 
Plumbing, 7,510 07 
Extra mason work, including mate- 
rials, 3,062 42 
Iron work, 2,986 97 
Mechanics and helpers, 2,439 10 
Plans, specifications, drafting and 

■exi)enses, 2,696 95 

On account of cooking apparatus, 1,600 00 

Superintending construction, 1,098 00 

Painting, carpentering and materials, 937 33 



$783,613 49 



Carried forward, $156,952 34 $783,613 49 



AEMOEIES. 



51 



Brought forward, 

Gas fixtures, 

Teams and labor, 

Copper boilers, 

Iron pipe, 

Printing and advertising. 

Moving shed, 



$156,952 34 
754 50 
561 48 
400 00 
285 87 
105 37 
50 00 



Total for Addition to City Hospital, as per item No. 
1 of Treasurer's account. 



$783,613 49 



159,109 56 



Advertising , etc. {See Appendix.) 

Payments for advertising and newspapers. 

Advertising City Council notices, 
and others not chargeable to any- 
particular appropriation, 

Newspapers for the Aldermen's room, 
Ma^'-or's, Solicitor's, City Clerk's, 
and Clerk of Committees' offices. 

Printing and stationery, 



,618 34 



94 
15 



70 
96 



Total for Advertising, etc., as per item No. 2 of 

Treasurer's account, 2,729 00 



Armories. 

Payments to the various Volunteer Militia Compa- 
nies for rent of Armories, as required hy Laws 
of the State, and other Militia expenses. ( The 
State reimburses the City at the rate of $600 per 
annum for Infantry, Cavcdry, and Light Battery 
Comjxinies, and $500 for head-quarters of brigade, 
regiments and battalions.) 

To the several Infantry and Cavalry 

Companies — not located in city 

buildings — for rent of Armories, $18,645 42 
Allowance for rent of Head-quarters 

for First Brigade, First, Fifth, and 

Ninth Regiments^ Second and 

Fourth Battalions Infantry and 

First Battalion Artillery, and 

First Battalion Cavalry, M.V.M., 3,450 00 

Mass. Institute of Technology, for 

use of drill shed and gas. 
Allowance for gas to all companies, 

including those occupying ar- 
mories in city building". 
Repairs and alterations, gun racks 

and fittings, and water rates. 



570 00 



812 50 



4,249 41 



Carried fonoard, 



$27,727 33 $945,452 05 



52 • CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $27,727 33 $945,452 05 

Stationery, 3 50 

Expenses of Committees on Armories 
—of 1875— May to Jan., 1876 :— 
Refreshments, $363 75 

Carriage-hire, 43 00 

Of 1876,— Jan. to May : — 
Refreshments, 81 50 

Total for Armories, 488 25 

28,219 08 

Per item No. 3 of Treasurer's account, $28,144 08 
Add amount drawn by Auditor, but 
not paid, 75 00 



$28,219 08 



Assessors" Department. 

Payment for salaries of Principal, Fir^t and Second 
Assistant Assessors and Clerks, and all expenses 
incurred in assessing the annual tax. 

Principal Assessors. 

Thomas J. Bancroft, $3,000 00 

Benjamin Gushing, 3,000 00 

Thomas Hills, Chairman, 3,500 00 

Benjamin F. Palmer, 3,000 00 

Horace Smith, 3,000 00 

$15,500 00 



First Assistant Assessors, 

— salary $7 per day 

while on street duty 

and revising, and $400 

for attending sessions 

of the Board — 

John Brown, $750 00 

Andrew J. Browne, 750 00 

Theophilus Burr, 750 00 

Michael Carney, 750 00 

NahumChapin, 750 00 

George A. Comins, 750 00 

William H. Cundy, 750 00 

Geo. F. Davis, 750 00 

Henry W. Dickerman, 750 00 

Joseph L. Drew, 750 00 

Joshua S. Duncklee, 750 00 

William J. Ellis, 750 00 

John II. Giblin, 750 00 

.Joseph R. Grose, 750 00 

Charles E. Jackson, 750 00 

William B. Long, 750 00 



Carried forward, $12,000 00 $15,500 00 $973,671 13 



ASSESSOKS' DEPARTMENT. 53 

$973,671 13 



Brought forward, $12,000 00 $15,500 00 


Horace Loring, 


750 


00 


L. Foster Morse, 


750 


00 


John Noble, 


750 


00 


Charles Nowell, 


750 


00 


George S. Peiidergast, 


750 


00 


Henry Pierce, 


750 


00 


John Pierce, 


750 


00 


Otis Rich, 


750 


00 


George D. Ricker, 


750 


00 


Edward F. Robinson, 


750 


00 


Phineas B. Smith, 


750 


00 


Edwin B. Spinney, 


750 


00 


Gideon Walker, 


750 


00 


George F. Williams, 


750 


00 


William Withington, 


750 


00 


Abraham G. Wyman, 


750 


00 


P. Ambrose Young, 


750 


00 
^9A 750 00 






tiiJ^/'Xj 1 t/V \J\J 


Second Assistant Assess- 






ors, — salary $6 per day 






while on street duty and 






revising, and $350 for 






attending sessions of 






the Board — 






George W. Conant, 


$650 00 


John C. Coombs, 


650 


00 


Ira D. Davenport, 


650 


00 


Isaac W. Derby, 


650 


00 


Edward W. Dolan, 


650 


00 


Martin Dowling, 


650 


00 


Artemas R. Holden, 


650 


00 


John E. Huntress, 


650 


00 


Richardson Hutchinson, 


650 


00 


Thomas Leavitt, 


650 


00 


William H. Mcintosh, 


650 


00 


Dennis Moore, 


650 


00 


John J. Murphy, 


650 


00 


Dudley Pray, 


650 


00 


John T. Prince, 


650 


00 


Dennis J. Quirk, 


650 


00 


Francis S. Risteen, 


650 


00 


Edward H. R. Ruggles, 


650 


00 


Roger H. Scannell, 


650 


00 


Elbridge G. Scott, 


650 


00 


George Shackford, 


650 


00 


Edward M. Skinner, 


650 


00 


Richard B. Smart, 


650 


00 


William B. Smart, 


650 


00 


William N. Starret, 


650 


00 



Carried forward, $16,250 00 $40,250 00 $973,671 13 



54: CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forivarcl, $1G,250 00 $40,250 00 $973,671 13 

John W. Steere, 650 00 

Francis R. Stoddard, 650 00 

D. D. Taylor, 650 00 

James E. Toner, 650 00 

W. S. Whitney, 650 00 

Isaiah Whitten, 650 00 

George H. Williams, 650 00 

Frederick A. Wilkins, 650 00 

21,450 00 



Cle7'Jc Hire : — Office and street, 38,109 00 



Total for Assessoo's and Clerks, $99,809 00 

Stationery, 2,232 25 

Printing," • 1,871 84 

Advertising, 219 00 

J. G-. Martin, furnishing stock valua- 
tions, 500 00 

Carriage hire, for Assessors, 342 00 

Distributing notifications, directories 

and small items, 321 85 

Expenses of Committees on Assess- 
ors' Department : — 

— Of 1875,— May to 
January, 1876, re- 
freshments, $55 00 

Of 1876, — January to 

May, refreshments, 16 05 

71 05 



Total for Assessors' Department, as per item iVb. 4 
of Treasurer's account, 105,366 99 

Atlantic Avenue, 

Balance of payments on account of the construction 
of an Avenue from Broad Street at Howe's 
Wharf to Commercicd Street at Eastern Avenue. 

Land and other damages, 122,379 00 

Per item No. 7 of Treasurer' s account. 

Aiiclitor's DexyartTnent, 

Payments on account of Auditor's Department. 
Salaries : — Alfred T. 

Turner, Auditor, $6,000 00 

Clerk-hire, 10,673 27 

$16,673 27 

Stationery and expressage, 317 76 

Printing, 268 17 



Total for Auditor's Department, as per item No. 5 
of Treasurer's account, 17,259 20 



Carried forward, $1,218,676 32 



BELLS AND CLOCKS. 



55 



BroiigJitforivard, 
Back Bay Streets and Avenues. 

Payments to the Boston Water Poiver Co. as as- 
signees of JV. C. Manson for the fee of West 
Chester Park from its termination tvesterly of 
Columbus Avenue to Beacon Street, 2)ortio7is of 
Huntington and Commonioealth Avenues, and 
grading the same; also, on account of constructing 
bridges over the Boston and Providence and Bos- 
ton and Albany Pailroads on the line of West 
Chester Park Street. 

Boston Water Power Co., assignee, 

Contractor for abutments over Bos- 
ton and Alban}' Railroad, 

Contractor for abutments over Bos- 
ton and Providence Railroad, 

Engineering expenses, 

Printing and advertising, 

Carriage-hire, for Committee on 
Streets, 



^1,218,670 32 



$266,118 90 

5,757 68 

6,979 12 

589 72 

160 77 



00 



Toted for Back Bay Streets and Avenues, as per item 
iVo. 15 o/ Treasurer's account. 

Beach Street. 

Continuation of payments for widening Beach Street, 
on the southerly side, between Washington Street 
and Harrison Avenue. 



Land and other damages, 






$41,783 


00 


Paving : — stone blocks, $2 


t,355 


21 






Laborers, 


824 


63 






Teaming, 


585 


99 






Edge-stone and flagging, 


457 


26 






Master pavers, 


437 


24 






Filling, 


399 


50 






Brick, cement and lumber. 


297 


28 


5,357 


11 


Advertising, extension of 






water pipes and small 










items, 






25 


14 



Toted for Beach street, as per item No. 12 of Treas- 
urer's account. 

Bells and Clocks. 

Payments as follows : — 

Beil-ringers, $898 33 

"Winding and regulating the Public 

Clocks in the City proper, South 

and East Boston and Roxbury 

districts, ^ 732 00 



279,609 19 



47,165 25 



Carried forward, 



$1,630 33 $1,545,450 76 



56 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, ■ $1,630 33 $1,545,450 76 

Tower Clock on Boston Young Men's 

Christian Union Building, on 

Boylston street, 600 00 

Harvard Universit}^, for furnishing 

correct time, 500 00 

Care of clocks in Charlestown, 200 00 

Gas for and care of illuminated 

clock, Williams market, 100 00 

Care and use of bells and clocks in 

West Roxbury district, 76 25 

Repairs of bells and clocks, 52 20 

Gas for illuminated clock, Dudley 

street, 42 00 



Total for Bells and Clocks, as per item No. 8 of 

Treasurer's account, 3,200 78 

Hoard of Health, 

Payments made upon requisitions of the Board of 
Health, who have cdl poivers properly vested in, 
cmd are required to perform all the duties pre- 
scribed to the City Council or the Board of 
Aldermen, as a Board of Health. 

Salaries — Commissioners : — 

Alonzo W. Boardman, $4,000 00 

Samuel H. Durgin, 4,000 00 

Henry G. Crowell, 4,000 00 

Clerk, — C.E.Davis, jr., 2,500 00 

Clerk-hire, 3,349 99 

City Physician, — Samuel 

A. Green, 3,000 00 

Assistant Physician, — J. 

H. McCollom, 1,200 00 

Inspector of Provisions, — 



J. H. Terry, 


2,000 


00 






Medical Inspectors, 


2,450 


00 






Health Inspectors, 


9,836 


86 






Help at Small-pox Hos- 










pital, 


1,001 


00 


37,337 


85 








Abating nuisances. 






16,282 


66 


Urinals, — attendants. 


2,111 


46 






Mercantile Wharf, erecting 










new one, 


2,034 


00 






India Wharf, new one. 


853 


43 






Repairs, including laying 










and repairing drains. 


3,137 


26 






Furnishing, fuel and 










water-rates. 


596 


46 


8,732 


61 









Carried forward, $62,353 12 $1,548,651 54 



BOARD or HEALTH. 57 

Brought forward, $62,353 12 $1,548,651 54 

Printing, 2,591 23 

Board of horses, and repairs of 

vehicles and harnesses, 1,491 74 

Small-pox Hospital : — Sup- 
plies, $574 57 

Fuel, 142 50 

Gas, 52 80 

Furnishing, 46 39 

Medicines, 25 55 

Repairs, 7 76 



849 57 

Water-rates, — drinking fountains 

and Small-pox Hospital, 659 42 

Disinfectants, 578 28 

Examination of, and report on the 
mortality of the city, — Drs. C. E. 
Buckingham, C. Ellis and R. M. 
Hodges, flOO each, and T. B.' 
Curtis, $250, 550 00 

Advertising and stationery, 541 91 

Chemical analyses, 366 50 

Car fares of Inspectors, 319 19 

Plans of sections of the city, show- 
ing sewers, 275 00 

Care of House of . Reception and 

hearse, 287 50 

Samples for analysis, moving furni- 
ture, serving notices and small 
items, 142 23 

Removing bodies, 60 00 

Expenses of clerk and assistant to 

New York, 39 10 

Badges for inspectors, . 29 00 

Cemeteries : — Care and Repairs. 

City proper, Roxhury and South Boston 
districts. 



Contractor, for care. 


$1,000 00 




Laborers previous to con- 






tract. 


54 00 




Repairs, — Copp's Hill, 

Granary, 
Eustis street, 


623 18 

126 99 

55 40 




King's Chapel, 
Central, 


52 08 
33 57 




Kearsarge ave., Roxbury, 
Flowers and manure, — 


2 50 




King's Chapel, 
Granary, 


100 00 
100 00 




Carried forioard, 


$2,147 72 


$71,133 79 $1,418,651 54 



58 CITY EXPENDITUEES. 

Brought forward, $2,147 72 $71,133 79 81,548,651 54 

Charlestown district Burial 

Grounds. 
Labor, $535 00 

Repairs, 110 79 

645 79 

Burial Grounds, Dorchester 

district, North, Stoughton 

Street, corner of Boston 

Street. 
Laborers, $490 00 

Sewer assessment, 299 15 
Repairs, 30 00 



819 15 



South, Washington Street. 
Contractor, for care, 200 00 

Copp's Hill. 

Superintendent, 404 00 

Westerly Burial Ground, 
West Roxbury district. 

Labor, $80 00 

Filling, 75 00 

155 00 



East Boston Burying 

Grotind, Bennington 

Street. 
Labor, $68 00 

Repairs, 31 95 

99 95 

Keys and padlocks, gen- 
eral use, 31 00 



4,502 61 



Total for Board of Health, as per item No. 9 of 

Treasurer's account, 75,636 40 

Boston Harbor, 

Payments for regulating the shipping in the harbor, 
removing obstructions, etc. 

Salaries : John T. Gardner, Harbor 

Master, $1,800 00 

F. Winchester, assis't for South Bay, 300 00 

Two boatmen, 1,800 00 

Advertising, stationery and news- 
papers, 49 38 

Fuel and chandlery, 38 98 



Carried forward, $3,988 36 $1,624,287 94 



BEIDGES. 59 

BrougJit forward, $3,988 36 $1,624,287 P4 

Expenses of Committees on Boston 
Harbor — of 1875, May to January, 
1876: — 

Refreshments, $91 30 

Carriage-hire, 6 00 
Of 1876 — January to May, 

refreshments, 6 20 



103 50 



Total for Boston Harbor, as per item No. 10 of 

Treas^irer's account, 4,091 86 

bridges. 

Payments for repairs, etc. , on the several bridges over 
tide-water, including scdaries of Super inteyidents. 

Albany Street Bridge, across jRox- 
bury Canal. 

F. Winchester, Superin- 
tendent, $500 00 
Repairs and supplies, 1,451 80 

1,951 80 



Broadway Bridge, leading from 
Way Street to Broadway, South 
Boston. 

Salaries : John C. Poole, 
Superintendent, includ- 
ing engineer and as- 
sistants, $3,200 00 
Repairs, 1,502 59 
Fuel, 384 40 
Gas and supplies, 128 73 



5,215 72 



Cambridge Street, between Brighton 
district and Cambridge. North 
Harvard Stre'et, between Brigh- 
ton district and Cambridge. West- 
ern Avenue, between Brighton dis- 
trict and Cambridge. 

Wm. Norton, Superintend- 
ent, $700 00 

Repairs on Western ave. 723 90 
" Cambridge street, 211 20 

" North Harvard, 116 83 

Fuel and supplies, 20 39 



1,772 32 



Carried forward, $8,939 84 $1,628,379 80 



60 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $8,939 84 $1,628,379 80 

Charles River, leading from Prince 
Street to Charlestown district. 

Joel R. Bolau, Superintend- 
ent, • $1,500 00 

Repairs, 951 54 

Feed for horse, shoeing, 

and repairing harness, 412 58 

Fuel and supplies, 257 71 

Watering roadway, 232 56 

Gas, 178 36 



Chelsea Street Bridge, leading 
from Chelsea Street, East Boston, 
to Byron Street, Chelsea. 

E. T. Stowers, Super- 
intendent, $300 00 
Repairs, 1,069 95 



Chelsea Bridge, betiveen Charles- 
town district and Chelsea. 

Daniel S. Lawrence, Su- 
perintendent, $1,020 00 
Assistant, 840 00 
Repairs, 3,158 74 
Oil and fuel, 126 86 



Commercial Point Bridge. 




Repairs, 




Congress Street Bridge, 


, across 


Fort Point Channel to 


Boston 


Wharf. 




Salaries : M. J. Callahan, 




Superintendent and As- 




sistants from Feb. 4, 1876, 


$500 00 


Fuel, water and supplies. 


211 81 


Repairs, 


126 18 



Cottage Farm. 

F. Caverly, Superintendent, $397 50 

Repairs and supplies, 223 49 



Dover Street Bridge, leading from 
Dover Street to Fourth Street, So. 
Boston. 

Angus Nelson, Superin- 
tendent, $1,400 00 



3,532 75 



1,369 95 



5,145 60 
50 22 



837 99 



620 99 



Carried fonvard, $1,400 00 $20,497 34 $1,628,379 80 



BRIDGES. 61 

Brought fonuard, $1,400 00 $20,497 34 $1,628,379 80 

Eepairs, 881 64 

Fuel and supplies, 68 55 

2,350 19 



Federal Street Bridge, leading to 
South Boston. 

Jacob Norris, Superin- 
tendent, $3,000 00 

Eepairs, 2,453 27 

Feed for horses, shoeing 

and repairing harnesses, 302 01 

Fuel, gas and supplies, 163 86 



Granite Bridge, over Neponset 
River to Quincy. 

A. O. Hawes, Superin- 
tendent, $250 00 
Eepairs, 316 30 



Meridian Street Bridge, leading 
from Meridian Street, East Bos- 
ton, to Chelsea. 

Eenben B. Wendell, Su- 
perintendent, $1,000 00 

Eepairs, 542 53 

Oil, rent of land, fuel and 

supplies, 70 00 



Mount Washington Ave. Bridge, 

leading from Federal Street to 
Granite Street, South Boston. 

Geo. H. Davis, Superin- 
tendent, $2,000 00 

Eepairs, 1,702 40 

House for Superintendent, 850 00 

Eent of land for office, 

fuel and supplies, 81 32 



Malden Bridge, /row AJford Street, 
Charlestown district, across Mystic 
River. 

Jdhn Howard, Superin- 
tendent, $1,000 00 
Furniture and supplies, 132 09 
Eepairs, 57 26 



5,919 14 



566 30 



1,612 53 



4,633 72 



1,189 35 



Carried forward, $36,768 57 $1,628,379 80 



62 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forioard, $36,768 57 $1,628,379 80 

Neponset Bridge, over Neponset 
River to Quincy. 

John Glavin, Superin- 
tendent, $300 00 

Repairs, 111 96 

411 96 



North Beacon Street, from 
Brighton district to Watertoion. 

O. F. Knox and M. W. Angier, Su- 
perintendents, 164 00 

Prison Point Bridge, between 
Charlestown district and Cam- 
bridge. 

N. E. Story, Superintend- 
ent, $200 00 
Repairs, 727 40 

927 40 



Warren Bridge, leading from foot 
of Beverly Street to Charlestown 
district. 

Charles R. Marple, Super- 
intendent, $1,500 00 
Repairs, 2,932 39 
Watering roadway, 249 97 
Gas, 201 79 
Water, fuel and supplies, 152 88 



Western Avenue, between Brighton 

district and Watertown. 
O. F. Knox and M. W. 

Angier, Superintendents, $146 00 
Repairs, 3 30 



5,037 03 



149 30 



WiNTHROP Bridge, betioeen East 

Boston and Winthrop on Point 

Shirley Road. 
Superintending one year, $100 00 
Repairs, J, 278 98 

1,378 98 

Damages by defect in Federal street 

Bridge, 750 00 

Printing and stationery, 10 82 

Expenses of Committees on Bridges : 

— of 1875, from May to Jan., 

1876, — Refreshments, $120 95 
Carriage-hire, 29 00 



Carried forward, $149 95 $45,598 06 $1,628,379 80 



BURNT DISTRICT. 63 



Brought forward, 


$149 95 


$45,598 OG $1,628,379 80 


Of 1876, from January to 

Ma}' — Refreshments, 
Carriage-hire, 


37 30 
21 00 


208 25 









Total for Bridges, as per item No. 11 of Treasurer's 
account, 45,806 31 

Broadivay Bridge Foundations, 

Balance of payments for rebuilding foundations 

and draiv and repairs on Broadway Bridge. 
Contractors for foundation 

— balance, il2,937 50 

Extra work, 541 83 



Iron work including cost of pattern 


$13,479 33 


and drawings, 


8,274 00 


Wooden pavement. 


3.520 06 


Engine and fittings. 


2,392 00 


Coal-shed, and fitting ends of spans. 


831 87 


Fainting, 


697 00 


Repairs of iron-work, including team- 




ing, 


549 80 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for 




displacement of tide-water, 


345 75 


Gas-piping, 


143 90 


Removing piles. 


140 00 



Total for Broadivay Bridge Foundations, as per item 
No. 13 of Treasurer's accoimt, 30,373 71 

JBiirnt District, 

Continuation of payments on account of tvidening 
and extending streets on the " Burnt District" so 
called; embracing the territory hounded by Sum- 
mer, Washington, Milk, Water, Congress, Lin- 
dall. Central, Kilby, Oliver and Broad Streets, 
burnt over on the 9th and 10th of November, 1872. 

Land damages, viz. : — 

Broad street, ' $111,975 28 

Eastern avenue, 105,766 80 

Congress street, 63,200 00 

Arch street, 36,883 00 

Pearl street, 31,613 00 

Franklin, 25,379 20 

Oliver street extension, 19,503 25 

Devonshire street, 3,500 00 

Quincy place extension, 1,350 00 

Federal street, 130 00 

399,300 53 



Carried forward, $399,300 53 $1,704,559 82 



64 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

BrovgJit forward, $399,300 53 $1,704,559 82 

Grade damages, viz. : — 

Water street, $10,500 00 

Central street, 6,264 60 



16,764 60 



Paving. 

Filling, -> $2,592 40 

Laborers, 2,518 74 

Pavers, 2,111 80 

Edgestones and flagging, 1,398 88 

Bricks, 855 41 

Block stone, 843 70 

Teaming, 686 63 

Cement and sand, 600 13 

Lumber, 115 73 

11,723 42 

Bulkhead across Litchfield's dock, 6,000 00 

Damages by the crowding over of 
Fort Hill wharf on the floating 
dock at Litchfield's wharf, 6,000 00 

Extra work on retaining wall at Rus- 
sia wharf, 300 00 

Extension of drain, 38 88 



Total for Burnt District, as per item No. 14 o/ 

Treasurer's account, 440,127 43 

Canton Street Grading, 

Bala7ice of payments on account of raising the 
grade of Canton Street between Tremont Street 
and Sliaiomut Avenue, 1870. 

Grade damages, 600 00 

Per item No. 27 of Treasurer's account. 

Cedar Grove Cemetery, 

Payments on account of carrying on and improv- 
ing this Cemetery, located on Adams Street, Ward 
24, Dorchester district. 

Superintendent, F. M. 

Safi-ord, $1,500 00 

Laborers, 7,201 09 

8,701 09 



Repairs and renewals on buildings 

and fences. 
Manure, 

Stone posts and numbers, 
Feed for and shoeing horses, repairs 

of vehicles and harnesses, 
Tools and liardwaie. 
Plants, seeds and trees. 
Water-rates, 

Carried forward, 



740 54 




667 08 




646 48 




638 78 




469 51 




421 21 




358 98 




$12,643 67 


$2,145,287 25 



CHESTNUT HILL DRIVEWAY. 65 

Brought forward, $12,643 67 $2,145,287 25 

Surveying, 321 34 

Advertising, 257 83 

Fuel, ' 213 75 

Salary of Clerk to Commissioners, 200 00 

Printing and stationery, 87 81 

Flower-pots, vases and small items, 114 95 

Furniture, 79 81 

Refreshments for Board of Trustees, 26 00 

Total for Cedar Grove Cemetery, as per item 
No. 16 of Treasurers account, 13,945 16 

Chapman School-house Yard, 

Payment for land added to the yard of the Chap- 
man Grammar School-house, Eutaw street. 
East Boston, 7,500 00 

Per item No. 17 of Treasurer's account. 

Charles River JBridge. 

Payments for repairing bridge, draw and draw-pier 
and fender- guard, and repaving roadway and 
sidewalks. 

Contractor, $19,542 33 

Extra work, 531 49 

, $20,073 82 

Engineer's expenses, 798 00 

Extension of gas mains, posts and 

fixtures, 331 02 

House on pier, 275 00 

Printing and advertising, 75 51 



Total for Charles-river bridge, as per item No. 18 
of Treasurer's account, 21,553 35 

Chestnut Hill Driveway. 

Payments for the maintenance of the roadway 
around CJiestnut Hill Reservoir. 



Laborers, 


$3,673 68 




Horses, 


1,500 00 




Harnesses, cart, feed for and shoeing 






horses, 


1,008 59 




Teaming, 


808 85 




Repairs on stone-crusher and tools, 


242 02 




Total for Chestnut Hill Driveway, as 


per item No. 




19 0/ Treasurer's account. 




7,233 14 


Carried forward, 


$2,195,518 90 



66 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $2,195,518 90 

Church Street District, 

Balance of payments for land and other dam- 
ages on account of raising buildings, filling in 
with gravel to the newh' established grade, and 
otherwise improving the territory bounded by 
Tremont, Pleasant, Providence and Ferdinand 
Streets, 200 00 

Per item No. 28 of Treasurer's account. 

City Hospital, 

Payments on requisitions drawn and approved hy 

the Board of Trustees. 
Salaries : — E. Cowles, ^ 

as Superintendent, $2,500 00 

Do., as Admitting Phy- 
sician, 500 00 
All other employes, 28,938 32 

$31,938 32 

Supplies, 40,554 59 

Fuel, 11,044 80 

Repairs, 7,654 11 

Medical supplies and instruments, 5,214 57 

Furniture and furnishing, 4,936 71 

Liquors, 3,094 96 

Gas, 2,292 15 

Water rates, 1,996 35 
Feed for and shoeing horses, and 

repairs of vehicles and harnesses, 1,942 40 

Bedding and bedding material, 1,173 17 

Ice, 872 14 

Printing, 616 97 

Stationery, 490 43 

Small items, 327 93 
Watering streets surrounding the 

grounds, 180 00 

Care and improvement of grounds, 169 18 

Advertising, 47 20 



Total for City Hospital, as per item No. 20 of 

Treasurej-'s account, 114,545 98 

City Itegistrar's Department, 

Payments for the City Registrar's Department, 
which has charge of the issuing of marriage certifi- 
cates and the registering of births and deaths. 

Salaries : N. A. Apollo- 

nio, City Registrar, $3,000 00 

Clerk-hire, 5,051 55 

$8,051 55 



Carried forward, $8,051 55 $2,310,264 88 



COMMERCIAL POINT 


BRIDGE. 


67 


Brought forward^ 




$8,051 55 


$2,310,264 88 


Collecting, in 1875, the number of 






births, and indexing, 




2,874 04 




Printing, 




344 58 




Stationery, 




95 75 




Expenses of Committees 








on City Registrar's De- 








partment — of 1875, — 








May to January, 1876 








— Refreshments, 


$4 65 






Of 1876, — January to 








May — Refreshments, 


20 15 


24 80 











Total for City Registrar's Department^ as per item, 
No. 21 of Treasurer's account^ 11,390 72 

Collector's £>epartment. 

Payments on account of Collector's Department^ 
organized under an ordinance passed June 26, 
1875. 

Thomas Sherwin, Collector 

from Aug. 9, $3,222 22 

Deputy Collectors, 14,933 44 

Clerk-hire, 12,520 21 

$30,675 87 

Stationery, 788 88 

Printing, 692 36 

Travelling expenses of Deputy Collectors, 160 00 



Total for Collector'' s Department^ as per item No. 
22 of Treasurer's account, 32,317 11 

Commerce Street. 

Payments on account of laying out, widening and 
extending Commerce Street from Commercial 
Street to Atlantic Avenue. 

Land damages, 21,666 00 

Per item No. 23 of Treasurer's account. 

Com,mercial Point Bridge. 

Payments for rebuilding this bridge. 

Contractor, 

Engineering and inspection, 

Printing and advertising, 

Total for Commercial Point Bridge, as per item No. 
29 of Treasurer's account, 

Carried forward, 



,700 

210 

30 


00 
50 
30 


3,940 




tern J 


Yb. 


80 




$2,379,579 


51 



68 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $2,379,579 51 

Com^non, Public Garden and Pub- 
lic Squares, 

Payments for care and improvement of the Com- 
mon^ Public Garden, Public Squares, and orna- 
mental grounds, including trees in the streets. 

General Expenses, 

Salary : John Galvin, Superinten- 
dent, $2,500 00 

Streets, — watering Charles, — Com- 
mon, and Public Garden, 

$1,000 00 

Washington, — Black- 
stone, and Franklin 
squares, 150 00 

Walnut avenue, — Foun- 
tain square, 100 00 



1,250 00 



Building foundation for, and setting, 
statue of Gen. Glover, 

Lawn-mowers, tools and hardware. 

Settees, 

Horse and vehicle for Superinten- 
dent, one year, 

Bird-houses, 

Food for deer, ducks and swan. 

Water-rates, 

Expenses of one of the Committee 
and Superintendent to New York, 

Printing, advertising and stationery, 

Freight, and car fares of employes, 75 27 

Expenses of Committees on Com- 
mon, etc. — of 1875 — May to Jan- 
uary, 1876: — 

Refreshments, $537 45 

Carriage-hire, 87 00 

Of 1876, — January to 

May — Refreshments, 28 95 

Carriage-hire, 32 00 

685 40 



1,054 


00 


999 


10 


627 


25 


500 


00 


400 


00 


357 


92 


335 


00 


38 


00 


125 


71 



Total general expenses, $8,947 65 

Common. 

Laborers, $9,631 94 

Red gravel, 4,289 05 

Sods and loam, 1,964 73 



Carried forward, $15,885 72 $8,947 65 $2,379,579 51 



COMMON, PUBLIC GARDEN, AND PUBLIC SQUARES. 69 

Brought forward, $15,885 72 $8,947 65 $2,379,579 51 

Teaming, including 

horses and drivers , 

for niowing ma- 
chines, 1,542 84 

Repairs on fences 

and walks, 1,296 46 

Trees, seeds and 

plants, 125 26 

18,850 28 



Public Garden. 




Laborers, 


$11,244 25 


Plants and seeds, 


5,984 00 


Manure and loam, 


1,296 22 


Red gravel. 


1,290 00 


Teaming, 


1,235 45 


Repairs of fences, 


249 70 


Rustic stands. 


175 00 


Chester Park and 


Squares. 


Laborers, 


$1,663 50 


Plants, 


750 00 


Red gravel, 


580 00 


Loam and manure. 


391 11 


Repairs of fences. 


328 75 



Commonwealth Avenue. 

Laborers, $1,678 75 
Trees and guards for 

same, 192 38 

Repairs of fences, 27 10 

Squares at South Boston. 
Laborers, $2,025 11 

Independence Square, — 
Concreting 

walks, $417 35 

Teaming, 28 00 

Trees, 10 00 



455 35 



Squares at East Boston. 

Care^of, per contract, $900 00 

Repairs on fences, — 

Belmont square, 75 21 

Central square, 53 88 

Putnam square, 11 50 



21,474 62 



3,713 36 



1,898 23 



2,480 46 



1,040 59 



Carried forward, $58,405 19 $2,379,579 51 



70 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $58,405 19 82,379,579 51 

Blackstone, Franklin, Lowell, 

AND Worcester Squares, and 

Union Park. 
Contractor, for care, 

plants and seeds, $1,650 00 

Repairs of fences, 348 82 

1,998 82 
Squares at Boston Highlands 

Washington Park. 

Laborers, 

Trees, 

Manure and teaming. 

Fountain Square. 

Laborers, 

Manure, 

Madison Square. 
Loam, 
Teaming, 
Grass seed, 

7,564 12 
Orchard ParTc. 
Loam, 4,000 00 

Cedar Square. 

Repairs on fence, 22 50 

Squares, Charlestown District. 

Laborers, $1,491 75 

Loam and sods, 567 29 

Repairs of fences, 
fountains and tree- 
guards, 323 95 

2,382 99 



ANDS. 




12,748 


53 


126 


00 


20 


00 


$300 00 


8 


00 


$7,417 


44 


105 


00 


41 


&s 



2,894 53 



308 00 



West Roxbury District 


, Jamaica 


Pond. 




Loam, 


$1,850 40 


Wall and excavating 




foundation, 


450 60 


Gravel, 


120 00 


Drain, 


65 90 


City Hall Grounds. 




Rustic stand, 


$50 00 


Concreting walk. 


40 80 


Regilding lettering on 




foundation stone of 




Franklin statue. 


31 20 


Laborers and sods, 


37 00 



2,486 90 



159 00 



Carried forward, $80,222 05 $2,379,579 51 



CONTINGENT FUNDS. 



71 



Brought forward^ 

Street Trees. 

Laborers, 
Carting, 


$3,400 00 
563 09 



,222 05 $2,379,579 51 



3,963 09 

Total for Common, etc., as per item I^o. 24 of 
Treasurer's account, 



84,185 14 



Commonwealth Avenue Enclosure, 

Payments for the improvement of Commonwealth 

Avenue, between Exeter and Fairfield Streets. 
Fence, |2,375 00 

Curbing, 1,360 41 

Advertising, 36 88 



Total for Commonicealth Avenue Enclosure, as per 
item No. 25 of Trea.surer' s account, 3,772 29 



Contingent Funds, 

Payments for refreshments and carriage-hire for the 
Mayor, Board of Aldermen, Common Council, 
and Joint Special Committees, — not having charge 
of any appropriations of money, — incurred in 
the discharge of their official duty, and for other 
items, by order of either branch. 

[Committees of 1875 includes from May to Jan- 
uary, 1876, and of 1876, from January to May.] 

Joint Committees of the City Council. 
Refreshments, viz. : — 
Committee on Claims : 

of 1875, $469 60 

of 1876, 127 55 





$597 15 


Committee on Public 




Instruction : 




of 1875, 


558 10 


Committee on Accounts : 




of 1875, $346 55 




of 1876, 3 95 






350 50 


Committee on Water : 


of 1875, $213 40 




of 1876, 6 60 






220 00 


Committee on Ordinances : 


of 1875, 


135 10 



Carried forward, $1,860 85 



5,467,536 94 



72 CITY EXPENDITUEES. 

Brought forward, $1,860 85 $2,467,536 94 

Committee on Public Insti- 
tutions, of 1875, $99 60 
of 1876, 22 30 



Committee on Fuel, of 


121 90 


1875, 


104 60 


Committee on Census, of 




1875, . 


90 30 


Committee on Fire Depart- 




ment, of 1875, 


58 15 


Committee on Legislative 




Matters, of 1875, 


16 35 


Committee on Improved 




Sewerage, of 1876, 


4 50 


Committee on Salaries, of 




1875, 


3 65 


Committee on Treasury De- 




partment, of 1875, 


3 55 


Carriage-hire — Committees 




of 1875, $247 40 




of 1876, 14 00 






261 40 


Summoning witnesses be- 




fore the Committee on 




Claims, 


1 80 



Total for Joint Committees, $2,527 55 

Mayor. 

Carriages, $551 50 

Eefreshments furnished to 

guests of the City, 159 50 

Frame for diploma, 4 25 

Total for Mayor, 715 25 

Board of Aldermen. 

Refreshments — Board of 

Aldermen, of 1875, May 

to Jan., 1876, $1,590 75 

of 1876, — 

Jan. to May, 419 95 

2,010 70 

Committee on Elections, 

of 1875, 42 20 

Committee on Licenses, of 

1875, $18 35 

of 1876, 7 30 

25 65 



Carried forward, $2,078 55 $3,242 80 $2,467,536 94 



CONTINGENT FUNDS. 73 

Brought forward, $2,078 55 $3,242 80 $2,467,536 94 
Carriage-hire — members 
of tlie Board and Com- 
mittees of 1875, 

$575 50 
of 1876, 44 50 



620 00 



Total for Board of Aldermen, 2,698 55 

Common Council. 

Annual dinner of tlie 
members of the Com- 
mon Council of 1875, at 
the close of their term 
of service, $681 50 

Refreshments — 

Common Coun- 
cil:— of 18 75, 
— May to 
Jan., 1876, 365 25 



■,046 75 



Committee on Elections, 
of 1876, $126 70 

Committee on 
Markets, of 
1875, 51 70 

Committee on 
Investigation 
of alleged 
frauds in con- 
nection with 
the location 
of the vege- 
table market 
on Mercantile 
Wharf, 12 95 

Summoning wit- 
nesses before 
above com- 
mittee, 15 90 

Draping chair 
and desk, 
floral decora- 
tions, and 
gloves for 
committee, — 
death of Coun- 
cilman Long, 70 00 



277 25 



Carried forward, $1,324 00 $5,941 35 $2,467,536 94 



74 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $1,324 00 $5,941 35 $2,467,536 94 

Carriage-hire — members 
of the Common Coun- 
cil : of 1875, — May to 
Jan., 1876, $1,442 50 
of 1876,— 
Jan. to May, 97 00 



Badges — Sixty-one badg- 
es, for members, at 
$7,50 each, $457 50 

Altering badge, 2 50 



1,539 50 



460 00 



Total for Common Council, 3,323 50 



Total for Contingent Fands, as per item No. 26 of 

Treasurer's account, 9,264 85 

Deeds, 

Payment for clerk-hire in preparing deeds of estates 
sold for non-payment of taxes and assessments; 
recording deeds and disclaiming estates. 
Clerk-hire, $1,289 18 

Recording deeds, 953 00 

Printing, 45 93 

Disclaiming deeds, 26 50 



Total for Deeds, as per item No. 30 of Treasurer's 
account, 2,314 61 

Dredging Moxbury Canal, etc. 

Payments for dredging Roxbury Canal and Charles 

River above Cambridge Bridge. 
Dredging in Charles River, $3,788 17 
Dredging in Roxbury Canal, 4,345 22 

$8,133 39 

Advertising, 52 13 



Total for Dredging Roxbury Canal, etc., as per item 
No, 31 of Treasurer's account, 8,185 52 

JEastern Avenue and Bridge. 

Payments for building the avenue and bridge from 
Congress Street to South Boston. 

Contractors, for bridge and ap- 
proaches, $77,843 58 



earned forward, $77,843 58 $2,487,301 92 



EAST BOSTON FERRIES. 



75 



Brought forward. 
Draw, 
Extra work, 



$19,925 00 
460 00 



Engineering and inspection, 

Watchmen and engineer. 

Engine tionse, 

Sheathing chords of draw, boxing 

shafting, alterations and repairs. 
Setting np engines and furnishing 

machinery for running. 
Work on draw pier, 
Engines and tank. 
Furniture, tools and supplies. 
Extension of gas mains, lamp-posts 

and fixtures, 



$77,843 58 $2,487,301 92 



20,385 00 

2,671 90 

1,345 50 

1,749 75 

2,243 34 

1,475 00 

1,250 00 

1,000 00 

600 85 

518 84 



Total for Eastern Averiue and Bridge, as per item 
No. 37 of Treasurer's account, 111,083 76 

Eastern Avenue Wharf, 

Payments for alterations of Eastern Avenue Wharf 
to accomodate steamer "J'. Putnam Bradlee." 

Contractor, $5,363 20 

Printing, advertising, and displace- 
ment of tide water, 61 20 



Total for Eastern Avenue Wharf, as per item No. 38 
of Treasurer's account, 5,424 40 



East Boston Ferries. 

Payments on account of running the ferries between 
the City Proper and East Boston, including repairs 
of boats, drops and buildings, arid on account of 
new boat '-'-Revere." 

Salaries and wages : — 

T. C. Whittemore^ clerk, $3,000 00 

Edward Brigham, Super- 
intendent, 2,500 00 

Assistant clerk, 1,200 00 

Chief engineer, 2,000 00 

Pilots, 11,680 02 

Engineers and firemen, 20,545 28 

Tollmen, 10,237 85 

Gatemen, 10,717 00 

Deckhands and watch- 
men, . 21,079 98 

Carried forward, $82,960 13 



52,603,810 08 



76 



CITY EXPENDITUEES. 



Brought forward, 

Mechanics, 
Laborers, 



i82,960 13 
7,615 38 
3,143 38 



},603,810 08 



Fuel, 

Repairs on boats, 

Repairs on buildings and drops. 

Gas, 

"Water-rates, 

Teaming and wheeling coal, 

Rent of Sargent's wharf. 

Tools, iron and hardware, 

Oil, waste and supplies, 

Dockage, 

Printing, 

Chandlery, 

Damages to vessels and property, 

Cartage, 

Watering avenues, 

Custom House and Inspectors' charg 

Tug-boats, 

Furniture, 

Advertising and stationery, and small 

items. 
Ferry boat " Revere " : — Contractors 

for engine and machinery, 

$11,582 50 
Hull, 8,000 00 

Architect, 400 00 

Advertising, 17 50 



$93,718 89 

40,665 89 

21,216 08 

17,900 49 

5,368 90 

5,439 53 

4,413 78 

4,000 00 

3,566 80 

3,321 66 

1,670 77 

1,366 27 

1,148 95 

888 95 

532 77 

527 00 

481 70 

270 00 

259 51 

200 69 



es, 



20,000 00 



New drop and foundation. South 
Ferry, East Boston : — 

Drop and tank, 

contract, $7,630 00 
Extra work, 1,535 96 

i9,165 96 



Carpenters' work, piles 

and lumber. 
Dredging, 
Iron work, stone and 

small items. 



3,673 72 
387 50 

337 36 



Expenses Board of Directors, East 
Boston Ferries : — 

Refreshments, $366 87 

Excursion in harbor : 
Entertainment and music, 314 00 



13,564 54 



Carried forward, $680 87 $240,523 17 $2,603,810 08 



ENGINE HOUSE, BRISTOL STREET. 77 

'87 $240,523 17 $2,603,810 08 



Brought forward^ 


8680 87 


Expenses of President of 




the Board to Washing- 




ton on official duty, 


55 30 


Carriages, 


35 00 



771 17 

Total for East Boston Ferries, per item No. 32 of 
Treasurer's account, $241,256 34, 

Add amount drawn by Auditor, but 

not paid, 38 00 

$241,294 34 



Engineer's Department, 

Payments on account of Civil Engineer's Depart- 
ment. 

Salaries : — Joseph P. Davis, City 
Engineer, $5,000 00 

Asst. Engineer, drafts- 
men and assistants, 19,731 00 



Stationery and drawing materials. 

Board of and shoeing horse, and re- 
pairs of vehicle and harness, 

Car fares. 

Instruments and tools, 

Printing, 

Washing and small supplies. 

Recording papers and small items, 

Cloth and other material for binding. 

Expenses of the Committee on En- 
gineer's Department of 1876 : — 

Refreshments, 5 60 



24,731 


00 


777 


56 


463 


18 


410 


20 


249 


72 


152 


91 


102 


90 


85 


24 


72 


46 



241,294 34 



Total for Engineer's Department, as per item No. 
33 of Treasurer's account, ^27,050 77 

Engine House, Bristol Street, 

Balance of payments on account of the erection of a 
brick Engine and Hook and Ladder House, at the 
corner of Harrison Avenue and Bristol Streets. 

[Total cost of land and building, $47,865.23.] 

Contractor : — balance 

of contract, $2,209 00 

Extra work, »67 41 

$3,076 41 



Carried forward, $3,076 41 $2,872,155 19 



78 CITY EXPENDITUEES. 



Brought forward^ 




$3,076 41 


$2,872,155 19 


Extra masonry, including 


setting 






heating apparatus and 


boxing 






cellar, 




2,407 06 




Heating apparatus, 




1,105 00 




Paving driveway and yard, 




380 96 




Ventilators, 




169 96 




Gas fixtures and piping. 




168 28 




Fuel, 




13 80 





Total for Engine House, Bristol Street, as per item 
No. 34 of Treasurer's account, 7,321 47 

Engine Souse, Dartmouth Street. 

Balance of payments on account of the erection of a 
brick Engine House, on Dartmouth Street. 
[Total cost of land and building, $34,568.62.] 

Contractors : — Masonry, 

balance of contract, $6,482 00 
Extra work, 819 14 



Carpentry, balance of 

contract, $3,848 00 

Extra work, 702 24 



^301 14 



4,550 24 



Heating apparatus, 1,080 00 

Superintending construction, 984 00 

Gas fixtures, sign and small items, 235 56 

Windows and sashes, 200 65 

Total for Engine House, Dartmouth Street, as per 
item No. 35 of Treasurer's account, 14,351 59 



Evergreen 


Cemetery, 


Brightc 


»ii. 




Payments as follows : — 










Laborers, 






$1 


,746 


50 


Building fence. 








739 


18 


Painting fence, 








320 


00 


Repairs of tools 


and fences, and car 








tickets. 








203 


80 


Board of horse. 








118 


00 



Total for Evergreen Cemetery, as per item No. 36 
of Treasurer's account, 3,127 48 

Fire Alarm Telegrajjh* 

Payments for carrying on the telegraph system of 
Fire Alarms. 



Carried foruard, $2,896,955 73 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 79 

Brought forward, $2,896,955 73 

Salaries : — John F. Ken- 

nard, Superintendent, $2,500 00 
Operators and repairers, 12,189 51 
Laborers, 265 25 

814,954 76 



444 


32 


402 


03 


270 


97 


237 


90 


179 


03 


115 


13 


48 


19 


47 


77 



Iron work, tools, hardware and sup- 
plies, 1,845 54 

Instruments and repairs, 1,548 45 

Chemicals, 802 02 

Boarding and shoeing horse, and re- 
pairing buggy and harness, 601 50 

Horse and wagon hire, cartage, car- 
fares and tolls, 

Wire, 

Repairs, 

Poles, 

Printing, 

Damages, 

Stationery, 

Furniture, washing and small items. 

Total for Fire Alarm Department, as per item No. 
39 of Treasurer's account, 21,497 61 

Fire Department, 

Payments for this department, including inside re- 
pairs on Engine, Hook and Ladder and Hose 
Carriage Houses, exclusive of the Fire Alarm 
system, viz. : — 

Salaries. 

Board of Commissioners : 

Alfred P. Rockwell, $4,000 00 

David Chambei'lin, 4,000 00 

Timothy T. Sawyer, 4,000 00 

Fred. W. Smith, jr. Clerk, 1,500 00 



$13,500 00 

William A. Green, Chief Engineer, 3,300 00 

District Engineers and Inspector, 17,589 00 

Call Engineers, enginemen, assistant 
enginemen, and drivers, and offi- 
cers and members of the various 
engine, hook and ladder, and hose 
companies, 339,792 77 

Clerks in office, 3,746 50 

Extra men and services under fire- 
wards in West Roxbury district, 209 14 



Total for Salaries, $378,137 41 



Carried forward, $378,137 41 $2,918,453 34 



80 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $378,137 41 $2,918,453 34 

Hay, grain, and straw, 18,342 98 

Hose, hose-pipes and couplings, in- 
cluding repairs, 9,905 48 

Repairs of engines, hose and hook 
and ladder carriages, fuel and ex- 
tinguisher wagons, and pungs, 8,819 43 

Fuel for houses, $7,175 25 

Engines, 1,195 96 



8,371 21 
Gas, 6,223 01 

New apparatus : — 
One " aerial " ladder, $1,988 00 
One chemical engine, 1,738 75 

Labor and materials for 

hook and ladder truck, 1,007 37 
Heaters, 922 89 

5,657 01 



Repairs of houses, 4,658 40 

Furniture and bedding, $1,302 78 
Washing, 2,783 41 



4,086 19 

Shoeing horses, . 3,874 77 

Horses, 3,635 00 

Oils and leather preservatives for 
hose ; sperm oil and fluids for en- 
gines and lanterns ; tools and sup- 
plies, 2,772 01 
Machinery and tools for repair shop, 2,505 68 
Harnesses, including repairs, blank- 
ets and whips, 1,795 95 
Groceries and provisions for crew of 

fire-boat " William M. Flanders," 1,260 00 

Water-rales for engine-houses and 

fire-boat, 1,250 00 

Printing, 851 51 

Fire hats, badges and buttons, 457 25 

Stationery, 402 07 

Refreshments for members at fires, 307 47 

Ladders and repairs, 283 34 

Hire of horses and pungs on account 
of snow, and to replace horses 
disabled, 273 50 

Custom House and Inspectors' 

charges, and small items, 197 53 

Extinguisher charges, 186 11 

Medical attendance on, and medicine 

for horses, 169 40 

Cartage and freights, 141 74 

Repairs of reservoirs and hydrants, 135 58 



Carried forward, $464,700 03 $2,918,453 34 



FOUNTAIN, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE. 81 

Brought fonoard, $464,700 03 $2,918,453 34 

Cav-fares of eiiiployes, 1 00 34 

Damages by collisions, 85 52 

Calcium light at "Old North" 

Church, April 19, 1875, 62 50 

Carriage hire for Commissioners, 5 50 

Hj'drants and Reservoirs : — 

foruseofwater at fires, |62,388 00 
Hydrants furnished and 

kept in order under 

direction Cochituate 

and Mj'stic Water 

Boards, 41,592 00 



103,980 00 



Total for Fire Department, per item 

No. 40 of Treasurer's account, $568,801 89 

Add amoimt drawn by Auditor, hut 

not paid, 132 00 



$568,933 89 



Fort Hill Tinprovefnent, 

Balance of payments on account of reducing the 
grade of " Fort Hill," — embracing the territory 
bounded by Broad, Milk, and Pearl Streets, and 
laying out and opening new and wideniny old 
streets %ipon said territory. 

Land and other damages, $13,872 07 

Paving : — Laborers, teaming, brick 

and cement, 128 04 



568,933 83 



Total for Fort Hill Improvement, as per item No, 
Ao of Treasurer's account, 14,000 II 

Fountain^ Jndejyenclenee Square, 

Payments for fountain, and water and setoer con- 
nectio7is, on Independence Square, South Boston, 

Fountain, $3,500 00 

Connection with sewer, 398 15 

Connection with water main, 297 41 



Total for Fountain, Independence Square, as per 
item No. 41 of Treasurer's account, 4,195 56 

Carried forward, $3,505,582 90 



«Z CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $3,505,582 00 

Francis Street School House, 

Payments fw the addition to this house, containing 
four rooms, heating apparatus and furnishing, 
and repairing old building. 

Contractor, $10,500 00 

Extra work, 1,193 42 



n,69S 


42 


1,370 


25 


1,150 


83 


971 


41 


228 


77 


200 00 


190 


25 


129 


13 


92 


00 


64 


22 



Heating apparatns, 
Furniture and fornishing, 
Drain, 

Window frames, gas pipe an(3 fix- 
tures, and small items, 
Extra granite. 
Painting, 

Setting edgestones and paring glitters, 
Janitor, 
PrintiBg and advertising, 

Total for Francis Street School House, as per item 
No. 42 of Treasurer' s account, 26,090 28 

Ora^nmar School Mousey Everett 
District f Ward IG. 

Payment for land on Dorchester avenue, near Cot- 
tage street, upon which to erect a Grammar 
School-house,^ 20,000 00 

Per item No. 44 of Treasurers account. 

Grammar School Moitse^ Winthroiy 
District, Charlestown, 

Balance of payments for the erection of a three-story 
brick building at the corner of Prospect and Edge" 
worth Streets, Charlestoioyi District, heeding ap- 
paratus and furnishing. 

[Total cost of land and building, $128,453.96.] 

Contractors — Masonry, $43,700 00 
Extra work, 439 63 

44,139 63 



Carpentry— Contract, $23,710 46 
Extra work, 782 70 



24,493 16 

Heating apparatus, 5,709 87 

Furniture and furnishing, 5,339 07 

Superintending construction, 1,445 00 

Fuel, 885 10 

Felting covering for pipes, 596 10 



Carried fonvard, $82,607 93 $3,541,673 18 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 83 

5,541,673 18 



Brought forward, 


$82,607 93 


Extra plastering, gas pipes, cleaning 




windows and floors, and small 




items. 


483 71 


Fire pipe and hose. 


374 31 


Galvanized iron work, 


356 50 


Extra plumbing, 


168 02 


Setting edgestoue and paving side- 




walk, 


142 62 


Printing and advertising, 


62 75 



Total for Grammar ScJiool-Jiouse, Winthrop dis- 
trict, Charlestown, as per item No. 45 of Treas- 
urer's account, 84,195 84 

Health Department. 

Payments for tJiis Department include the expenses 
of sweeping the streets, collecting ashes and house 
offal. 

Salaries and pav rolls : — 

Geo. W. Forristall, Su- 
perintendent, $3,300 00 

Clerks, 3,200 00 

E. Carnes, services at 
offal depot, Charles- 
town, 150 00 

Mechanics employed at 
the south yard : — 

Wages of eight black- 
smiths, two wheel- 
wrights, two harness 
makers, two painters, 11,407 91 

Foremen, 4,470 00 

Watchmen and feeders, 3,542 28 

Drivers of prison car- 
riages, 2,940 00 

Foremen of teams, dri- 
vers, and laborers em- 
ploj^ed in collecting 
house offal and ashes, 156,883 00 

Foremen of teams, and 
sweepers, drivers, and 
laborers employed in 
sweeping streets and 
removing street dirt, 101,909 92 

Drivers and laborers em- 
ployed in cleaning 
cesspools, 11,588 07 



Total for salaries and wages, $299,391 18 



Carried forward, $299,391 18 $3,625,869 02 



84 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $299,391 18 ^3,625,869 02 

Grain, meal and carrots, $19,396 78 
Ha}^ and straw, 8,994 75 



28,391 53 

Purchase and exchange of horses, 12,702 50 

Materials, tools, etc., used in the 
workshops for manufacturing and 
repairing carts, wagons, harnesses, 
and shoeing horses, also in repair- 
ing buildings, viz. : — 

Iron, steel, axles, springs, horse- 
shoes, nails, hardware, $5,751 07 

Lumber, hubs, spokes, 3,092 72 

Saddlery, hardware, 

leather, horse collars, 1,997 21 

Paints, oils, 801 32 

Soft coal, 202 71 

11,845 03 



East Boston : — 

Collecting ashes, $6,279 75 

Collecting house offal per 

contract, 3,000 00 

Perrj- tolls, 270 00 

9,549 75 

Hired team work, 8,554 99 

Nine, street-sweeping machines, 3,070 00 

Hoes, shovels, baskets, broom stuff, 

and buckets, 2,554 38 

Collecting house offal in West Rox- 
bury district. 

Water-rates, 

Currycombs, brushes, soap, sponge, 
and small supplies. 

Fuel, 

Drugs, medicines and veterinary sur- 
geons' attendance on horses, 

Gas, 

Repairs on stables by mechanics, 

Shoeing horses (other than those 
shod by the department), 

Advertising, 

Printing, 

Furniture, stoves, and washing 
clothes. 

Baiting horses, damages and small 
iiems, 

Clothing for men in cleaning cess- 
pools, 

Stationer}', 

Carried forward, 



1,500 
1,121 


00 
25 




863 

700 


94 
41 




691 
644 
545 


36 
02 
02 




523 
357 

309 


62 
51 
71 




281 


15 




205 


99 




177 
144 


00 

03 




$334,124 


37 


$^62>,869 02 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 85 

Brought forward, $384,124 37 $3,62o,8G9 02 

Milk Inspector. 

Salary : Hemy Faxon, $1,500 00 

Assistant, ' 500 00 

Chemical analyses, sta- 
tionery and small cash 
disbursements by In- 
spector, 268 75 



2,268 75 



Expenses of Committees 
on Health: of 1875 

— May to January, 
1876,— 

Refreshments, $580 45 

Carriaoe-hire, 74 00 

Of 1876 — Jan. to May, 

— Refreshments, 64 65 
Carriage-hire, 22 50 



741 



Total for Health Department, as per item No. 45 
of Treasurer's account, 387,134 72 

Incidental Expenses, 

Expenditures ordered by the City Council, to be 
charged to this appropriation, and others not 
chargeable to any other appropriation, including 
legal expenses; and claims against the City, re- 
covered by Judgment in the Courts or allowed by 
the Committee on Claims. 

Seventeenth of June, 1875. 

Expenditures incurred June 17, 1875, in cele- 
brating the one hundredth anniversary of the 
Battle of Bunker Hill. The Massachusetts 
militia paraded at the requisition of the State au- 
thorities. There were military companies in 
attendance from other States. 

Q.uarters for troops, including fur- 
nishing, $3,303 86 
Extra police service, 3,177 00 
Decorations, 3,148 90 
Bands of music, 3,117 00 
Use of tent, laying floor and building 
platform, and expenses on Bunker 
Hill, 2,371 50 
Advertising, 2,323 87 

• - 

Carried forimrd, $17,442 13 $4,013,003 74 



2,131 


80 


1,944 


65 


1,631 


95 


1,350 


38 


1,121 


65 


900 


00 


692 


00 


615 


24 


600 


00 


600 


00 


556 


47 


546 


00 


464 


10 



86 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forioard, 817,442 13 84,013,003 74 

Chapeanx, gloves, sashes and horse 
equipments for chief marshal, aids 
and assistant marshals. 

Carriage-hire and saddle-horses, 

Entertainment of guests, 

Illuminations, 

Refreshments for committee and 
guests, 

Salutes, 

Refreshments for marshals. 

Water distributors, ice, stands and 
awnings. 

Fireworks, 

Use of Music Hall, 

Refreshments for police, 

Calcium lights, 

Printing, 

East Boston ferries, free use for the 

day, 400 00 

Columbus Avenue Decorative So- 
ciety, use of grand stand, etc., 400 00 

Hoisting flags, driving stakes and 
carting, 

Balloon ascension, 

Rent of house No. 42 Monument 
square, 

Banners and guidons, 

Badges, clerical and messenger ser- 
vices and small expenses. 

Expenses of the Apollo Club, 

Telegraph line, batteries and opera- 
tors, 

Bell-ringing, 

Rent and care of head-quarters of 
Chief Marshal, 

Photographs, 

Services of S. Hovey, jr., Asst. 
Adjt-Gen'l, 

Bonfires, 

Putting up and taking down music- 
stands, 

Arranging music. 

Refreshments for troops, 

Stationery, 

Total for Seventeenth of June, 



396 


70 


395 


00 


250 


00 


245 


00 


231 


60 


228 


33 


175 


00 


165 


00 


123 


50 


120 


00 


200 


00 


99 


00 


97 


50 


84 


00 


75 


75 


61 


21 


$34,243 96 



Carded forward^ 834,243 96 84,013,003 74 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 87 

Brought forward, $34,243 96 $4,013,003 74 

Fourth of July. 

Payments for celebrating the Niiiety- 
nintli Anniversaiy of the Inde- 
pendence of the United States, 
July 5, 1875: — 

Musical and Magical EntertaiB- 
ments for children ; — 

Performers and door- 
keepers. $1,147 85 

Rent of Boston 
Theatre, Tre- 
mont Temple, 
Horticultural, 
Music, Maver- 
ick, Odd Fel- 
lows-, Lyceum, 
Sramner, Wait's, 
Wood's, Cock- 
erel building, 
and Institute 
halls, 835 0-^^ 

Allowance to 

Warren-street 
Chapel, Sm 0© 

Moving furni- 
ture and cartage, 120 00 

2,402 85 



Music, day and evening, in- 
cluding the national con- 
cert on the Common in 
the morning; also the 
erection of music-stands, 
and for lights, 1 ,263 00 

Regattas ; Expenses and 
prizes, viz. : — 

Sailing in the Harbor, — 

Prizes, $450 00 

Flag boat and 
measuring 
boats, 106 20 

Refreshments 
for sub-com- 
mittee, 644 00 

' 1,200 20 



Rowing t on Charles River, 
Prizes, $675 00 



Carried forw'd, $675 00 ^4,866 05 $34,243 96 $4,013,003 74 



S8 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forw'd, $675 00 $4,866 05 $34,243 96 4,013,003 74 

Stake -boats, 
flags, and 
smallitems, 191 00 

Refreshments 
for sub-com- 
mittee, 132 00 



National salutes, 900 00> 

Police, extra pay of regu- 
lar officers, including 
refreshments, 728 05 

Oration, use of hall, 

$400 00 
Decorations, 97 75 

4^7 15 



East Boston Ferries : — 
For the free ^se of 
the Ferries to the pub- 
lic daring the day and 
evening, 400 ©O 

Printing, 371 6^ 

For a free supply &f ice- 
water on the Coramoa 
during the day — ice,, 
putting up and cover- 
ing stands^men for dis- 
tributing, and for mags 
and pitcliers, 2S5 78 

Bell-ringing, 161 OO 

General committee : Ke- 
freshments, f53 40 

Carriage-hh'e, 106 50 

• 159 &0 



Rowing Eegatta^ Jamaica 
Pond — 

Prizes, 100 00 

Stakes, ropes and cart- 
age, 41 00 



Total expenses, July 5, 

1875, 9,45S» 22 

Damage Settlements. 

For judgments against the city, and 
settlements by compromise or 
otherwise, of claims for damages 
sustained by individuals on ac- 
count of accidents arising from 
defects in the highways, 17,562 13 



Carried forward, $61,265 31 $4,013,003 74 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. b9 

Brought forward, $61,265 31 $1,013,003 74 

Soup. 

Expenses for serving soup to the 
poor at station-houses, from Janu- 
ary 4 to April 12, 1876. 

Meats and fish, $1,449 77 

Cooks, 1,377 00 

Groceries and vegetables, 924 47 



4,872 68 



Fuel, 


365 


58 


Teaming, . 


327 


25 


Utensils and repairs, 


225 


50 


Rent of rooms. 


173 


34 


Printing and stationery. 


29 


77 


Legal Expenses. 






City Solicitor, for court 


fees and 


other legal expenses, i 


^2,836 


15 


Temporary assistance in 






the City Solicitor's 






office. 


859 


00 


Morse, Stone & Gree- 






nough, services and ex- 






penses in West Roxbury 






cases. 


1,124 


00 


Stearns & Butler, ser- 






vices and expenses in 






Charlestown cases. 


991 


74 


Train & Teele, services 






and expenses in Brigh- 






ton cases. 


185 


00 


Experts' and constables' 






fees. 


139 


90 


Free Concerts. 






Bands of music, $2,625 


00 


Cartage of stands and 






lanterns. 


155 


00 


Stands and stools. 


111 


82 


Oil and wicking for and 






care of lanterns, 


72 


20 


Carriage-hire for Com- 






mittee, 


31 


00 



Grand Army Decorations. 

Allowed to the several posts of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, 
Nos. 7, 11, 15, 23, 26, 32, 68, 
92, 113, 125, 134, and 149, and 
the N. P. Banks Veteran Army 



6,135 79 



2,995 02 



Carried forward, $75,268 80 $4,013,003 74 



90 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forioard, ^75,268 80 $4,013,003 74 

and Navy Union, on account of 
decorating gxaves of Union sol- 
diers, May 31, 1875, $200 each, 2,600 00 

Ee-division of Wards. 

Sampson, Davenport & Co., su- 
perintending and making plans 
and marking population of 
sections, $1,200 00 

Making plans, 167 00 

Printing, 16 66 



Evacuation Day. 

Expenses incurred on March 17, 
1876, in celebrating the One Hun- 
dredth Anniversary of the evacua- 
tion of Boston by the British 
troops. 

Illuminations and calcium 

lights, $830 02 

Decorations, 394 00 

Oration — Use of Music 
Hall, $143 00 

Music, 155 00 

Floral decorations, 60 00 



1,383 66 



Salutes, 


358 
250 


00 
00 


Bell-ringing, 


177 


00 


Printing, advertising and 






small items, 


142 


88 


Expenses of Committee 






— Refreshments, 






$59 00 






Carriage-hire, 20 00 






Badges, 10 40 









89 


40 



2,241 30 

Bunker Hill Memorial. 

Printing and engraving, 1,415 38 

This publication gives an account 
and description of the doings in 
celebrating the 100th anniversary 
of the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

Gas Commission. 

Travelling expenses to New London, 
New York, Philadelphia, Sarato- 
ga, Detroit and Chicago, $1,004 15 

Api>aralus and books, 283 41 



1,287 56 



Carried forward, $84,196 70 $4,013,003 74 



INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. 91 

Brought forioard, $84,196 70 $4,013,003 74 

Vice-Pres't Henry Wilson's Funeral. 
Expenses attending a meeting of 

citizens in Faneuil Hall upon re- 
ceiving the intelligence of the 

death of the late Hon. Henry 

Wilson, Vice-President of the 

United States, who died in his 

room at the Capitol at Washing- 
ton, on November 22. 1875, and 

the reception of his remains, Nov. 

27. The funeral ceremonies, Nov. 

29, were in charge of the State 

authorities. 
Draping Faneuil Hall, $400 00 

Carriage-hire, 271 00 

Refreshments for police, 127 80 
Floral decorations and 

small items, 77 25 

Expenses of 

Committee — 
Badges, $44 25 

Refreshments, 11 45 



55 70 



Washington's Birthday. 

Salutes, $500 00 

Bell-ringing, 170 00 



931 75 



670 00 



Copy of the' first volume of Charles- 
town records and stationery, 503 50 

Postages, cartages and small items, 328 33 

Recording deeds and other instru- 
ments to cit3% 293 25 

Law books for Solicitor's office, 272 ^k> 

S. F. McCleary, Treasurer of the 
Franklin Fund, from Februar}'^ 15, 
1875, 191 67 

District Telegraph messenger service 
and repairs of line to No. 2 Pem- 
berton square, 78 32 



Total for Incidental Expenses, as per item No. 47 of 

Treasurer's account, 87,466 18 

Inspection of Buildings, 

Payments of salaries of Inspector and Assistant 
Inspectors of Buildings and expenses incident to 
carrying on said department. 

Salaries : — Oliver ..L. Shaw, In- 
spector, $3,000 00 
Assistant Inspectors, 10,500 00 

Carried forward, $13,500 00 $4,100,469 92 



92 CITY EXPENDITUEE&. 

Brought fonvard, $13,500 00 $4,100,469 92 

Clerk, 1,686 44 

Assistant Clerks, 1,833 00 

• 17,019 44 



Bugg3^, boarding and shoeing horse, 

repairs of vehicle and harness, 1,101 53 

Printing, 607 77 

Car-fares and tolls, 549 64 

Stationery and advertising, 367 39 

Referees in cases of alleged unsafe 

buildings, 55 00 

Taking down dangerous walls and 

small items, 47 93 

Expenses of Committee on Inspec- 
tion of Buildings — of 1875, — 
May to January, 1876 — Re- 
freshments, $277 65 

Of 1876, January to May, 

Refreshments, 8 15 

Carriage-hire, 3 00 



288 80 



Total for Inspection of Buildings, as per item No. 
48 of Treasurer's account, 20,037 50 

Interest and Premium, 

Amount paid this year for Interest on the City 
Debt, including the Exchange on London, and 
the premium on the gold with which part of this 
interest was paid, 1,704,288 39 

Per item No. 122 of Treasurer's account. 

[ This item of Interest and Premium does not include 
any charge for interest on the " Water Loans," 
that interest being charged to Water Works or 
Ifystic Water Works Interest.'] 

Lamps. 

Payments for carrying on the Lamp Department, 

as folloivs (see Appendix) : — 
Gas for street lamps, viz. : — 
Boston Gas Light Co., $126 762 28 
Roxbury do., 53,630 22 

Dorchester do., 39,025 37 

South Boston do., 28.511 73 

Charlestown do., 23.919 50 

East Boston do., 18,513 57 

Jamaica Plain do., 18,270 24 

Brookline do., 14,987 92 

$323,620 83 



Carried forward, $323,620 83 $5,824,795 81 



LAMPS. 93 

Brought fonvard, . $323,620 83 S5,824,795 81 

Oil for the oil lamps in the city 

proper, Boston Highlands, South 

and East Boston, and West Rox- 

bury district, $3,538 65 

Oil lamps in Dorchester 

district, including care 

and lighting, 1,768 Of) 

5,306 65 



Lamplighters — for 


lighting and 


♦cleaning lamps, viz. : — 






City proper, Gas, 


$27,092 46 


Boston Highlands, do., 


11,613 


18 


Dorchester, do., 




7.334 


64 


South Boston, do., 




5,428 


42 


Charlestown dist., dc 


>•■> 


3,387 


09 


East Boston, do.. 




3,333 


41 


West Roxbury dist., 


oil. 


3,018 


83 


do. do. do. 


gas, 


2,872 


53 


Brighton dist., do., 




2,419 


36 


do. do. oil, 




364 


00 


Oil, except Dorchester, 






West Roxbury 


and 






Brighton districts, 


pipes 


7,807 


14 


Undergound service 


, which 


are 


laid by the gas companies, viz. 




Boston, 




$7,063 32 


Charlestown, 




2,590 


73 


Jamaica Plain, 




1,593 


11 


South Boston, 




1,427 


86 


Roxbury, 




1,333 


64 


Dorchester, 




1,271 


57 


East Boston, 




1,201 


20 


Brighton, 




256 


72 


Pipe, 




2,180 


23 



Lamp posts, brackets and post 
heads : — 

L'on castings for posts, $23,364 30 
Wrought-iron work, in- 
cluding putting up, 10,507 23 



Lanterns, $15,962 63 

Labor at repair-shop, 4,134 77 

Materials and tools for re- 
pairs, 2,308 84 

Extension of stable and re- 
pairs, 610 76 



74,671 06 



18,918 38 



33,871 53 



Carried forward, $23,017 00 $456,388 45 $5,824,795 81 



94 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $23,017 00 $456,388 45 $5,824,795 81 
Fuel, water-rates and gas 

at repair-shop, 100 09 



23,117 09 

Gas-burners, tips, cocks and pipes, 

including putting up 5,423 09 

Oil-burners and fixtures, , 1,960 85 

Board and feed of horses, $1,548 14 
Eepairs of wagons, 802 70 

Shoeing, and veterinary 

surgeon's attendance on 

horses, 236 41 

Eepairs of harnesses, 54 28 



Street signs and numbers, 
Ladders, torches and tools, 
Printing, 

Spirits for thawing pipes, . 
Stationery, 

Advertising, tools and small items. 
Salaries: George H. Allen, Superin- 
tendent, 13,300 00 
Clerk-hire, 720 00 



2,641 


53 


1,235 


3:$ 


740 


44 


326 


04 


222 


10 


188 


16 


146 


30 



4,020 00 



Expenses of Committees on Lamps, 
of 1875, May to January, 1876 : — 

Refreshments, S8 15 

Carriage-hire, 30 00 

Of 1876, — January to 

May — Carriage-hire, 9 00 



47 15 



Total for Lamp Departrtient, as per item No. 49 of 

Treasurer's account, 496,456 53 

License JExj^enses, 

Payments for salaries of commissioners, clerlis and 
officers, and other expenses attendant on enforcing 
the license act of 1875. 

Salaries : — William H. Kent, Com- 
missioner, from May 7, 1875, 

$o,149 99 
Henry W, Pickering, com- 
•missioner from Ma^^ 7, 
• 1875, 3,149 99 

Patrick A. Collins, com- 
missioner from Ma}' 7, 
1875, to October 1, 1,399 99 



Carried forward, $7,699 97 $6,321,252 34 



MALDEN BRIDGE. 95 

Brought forward, $7,699 97 $6,321,252 34 

Joseph A. Laforme, com- 
missioner from Octo- 
ber 1, 1,750 00 



Clerk-hire in Commissioners' office, 

Police officers, 

E. P. Nettleton, preparing and pros- 
ecuting complaints, 

A. O. Brewster, legal services, 

Rent of office, 7 Pemberton square. 

Travelling expenses of police officers, 

Advertising, 

Furniture and furnishing, 

Printing, 

Janitor, 

Fuel, 

Stationery, 

Gas, badges for officers, and small 
items, 107 40 

Carriage-hire for Commissioners, 8 00 

Total expenses of Comrriissioners and 

their officers, $29,304 02 

Clerk-hire in Collector's ofBce, 1,577 00 

Clerk-hire in City Clerk's office, 1,050 00 



$9,449 


97 


1,981 


83 


11,625 


00 


1,500 


00 


50 


00 


1,117 


11 


923 


73 


688 


93 


680 


87 


532 


72 


274 


00 


192 


60 


171 


8& 



;i,931 02 



Paid State of Massachusetts, being 

one-quarter of receipts for licenses, 61,962 50 



Per item No. 50 of Treasurer's account, $31,931 02 
Per item No. 127 of Treasurer's account, 61,962 50 



,893 52 



Maiden Bridge, 

Payments for rebuilding this bridge from Alford 
street, Charlestown district, across Mystic river. 

Contractors, $27,326 16 

Extra work, 531 00 

$27,857 16 

Engineering expenses, 1,992 05 

Carpenter's work on draw, 419 21 

Draw-tender's house, 362 00 

Printing, advertising, buoy stone, 

and small items, 165 72 



93,893 52 



ToUd for Maiden Bridge, as per item No. 51 of 

Treasurer's account, 30,796 14 

Carried forward, $6,445,942 00 



96 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought fonvard, §6,445,942 00 

3Iarket Houses, 

Payments on account of Faneuil Hall Market, and 
the market in Fanexdl Hall building^ exclusive of 
the repairs on the buildings, tvhich are charged to 
Public Buildings. 

Salaries: — Charles B. Rice, Super- 
intendent, i2,500 00 

Deputy Superintendent, 1,500 00 

Keeper of the public 

scales, 720 00 

Watchmen, 3,507 00 

$8,227 00 

Gas, 878 34 

Printing, advertising and stationery, 81 75 

Scales, repairing heating aparatus 

and small items, 80 60 

Expenses of the Committees on 
Markets : — 

Of 1875, — May to January, 

1876 — Refreshments, fl62 15 

Of 1876 — January to Ma'y, 

— Refreshments, 8 55 

Carriage-hire, 2 00 

172 70 



Toted for Markets, as per item No. 52 of Treasurer's 
account, 9,440 39 

Mercantile Wharf Ilarket, 

Payments for filling, planking and sheds for 
vegetable market. 

Filling, $10,046 70 

Planking, 4,401 50 

Sheds, 2,500 00 

Moving buildings, 460 00 

Taking up old wharf, 369 78 

Inspection and sounding, 100 75 

Advertising, 97 25 



Toted for Mercantile Wheirf Market, as per item 
No. 53 of Treasurer's account, 17,975 98 

3Ieridiafi Street Bridge, 

Payments for neiv draw, draw-pier, and foundation 
and fender-guard. 

Ca/rried forward, $6,473,358 37 



MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY. 97 

Brovght forward, . $6,473,358 37 

Contractor, $12,338 75 

Extra work, 443 10 



L2,781 85 

Engineering expenses, 1,320 10 

Printing and advertising, 65 00 

Displacement of tide-water, 30 75 



Total for Meridian Street Bridge, as per item No. 
54 of Treasurer's account, 14,197 70 

Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Payments for carrying on and improving grounds. 

Salary of Superintendent, Samuel A. 

B. Bragg, $2,000 00 

Wages of laborers, 25,206 02 

$27,206 02 



Receiving-tomb 

contract, $9,600 00 

Extra work, 459 12 

$10,059 12 

Plans and superinten- 
dence, 501 50 



10,560 62 



Feed for horses, $1,086 77 

Shoeing, and veterinary 
surgeon's attendance on 
horses, 229 99 

Repairs of carts, 185 52 

Repairs of harnesses, 113 95 

1,616 23 

Stone-posts, numbers and border stone, 1,582 43 

Repairs on buildings and fences, 1,157 02 

Allowance for running omnibuses 
during the summer season, con- 
necting with horse-cars, for the 
accommodation of the public, 1,099 98 

Tools, hardware and powder, 583 59 

Fuel, 304 75 

Flower-pots, seeds and plants, . 266 05 

Memorial service : — decorating Sol- 
diers' and Sailors' graves. May 31, 
1875: — 

Decorating Soldiers' lot, $250 00 

Advertising, 15 33 



Insurance on buildings, 

Advertising and stationery, 

Printing, 

Car-fares of employes. 

Carried forward, 

7 



265 33 




210 00 




158 00 




146 65 




51 10 




$45,207 77 


$6,487,556 07 



98 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, . $45,207 77 $6,487,556 07 

Manure, 40 00 

Furniture, 80 00 



Total for Mount Hope Cemetery, as per item No. 
55 of Treasurer's account, ' 45,277 77 

Mystic Sewer, 

Payments for the construction of a sewer in the 
Mystic Valley, authorized by act of the Legislature, 
to divert from the streams flowing into Mystic 
Pond any sources of j)ollution. 

Engineering expenses, $16 00 

Furniture for office, 8 00 



Total for Mystic Seiver, as per item No. 56 of 

Treasurer's account, ■ 24 00 



31 y Stic Water Worhs, 

Payments on account of carrying on the Mystic 

Water Works and the interest on the outstanding 

Mystic Water Works Loans; also the amount 

paid to the Mystic Water Works Sinking Fund, 

being the excess of revenue over expenditures. 

Salaries : — 

Joseph H. Caldwell, clerk, $2,500 00 

Assistant clerk, 1,200 00 

Charles H. Bigelow, Su- 
perintendent, 1,800 00 

Assistant Superintendent, 1,500 00 

Bernard Borns, engineer, 1 ,200 00 

Inspectors, 1,884 00 

Collecting rates in Chelsea, 500 00 

$10,584 00 

Laborers, 32,945 81 

Fuel, • .. 25,770 68 

Furnishing and laying pipe over 

Maiden bridge, 17,687 92 

Castings, 17,042 13 

Rei>airs on engines, pumps and 

street-pipes, " 5,272 27 

Iron, steel, tools and hardware, 2,054 72 

Land in Arlington, 2,000 00 

Lead and pipe, 1,868 18 

Feed for horses, $983 40 

Kepairson wagons and carts, 271 96 

Horse, 237 50 



Carried forward, $1,492 86 $115,225 71 $6,532,857 84 



NEW ENGINE HOUSES. 99 



BrougJd forward, $1,492 86 


$115,225 71 $6,532,857 84 


Shoeing horses, 151 21 




Repairs of harnesses, 113 77 






1,757 84 




Cement pipe, 


1,229 24 


Oil, 


1,061 47 


Hydrants and gates. 


S45 33 


Printing, 


534 35 


Rent of office, care and cleaning, 


526 29 


Teaming, 


501 34 


Advertising and stationery, 


151 46 


Recording pai>ers,ice,and small items, 


118 90 


Car- fares of employes. 


105 78 


Meters, 


97 96 


Copy of the real estate valuation of 




Somerville, 


75 00 


Gas, 


58 00 


Taxes on property in Arlington and 




Winchester, 


27 75 


Entertainment of City Council : 




Refreshment, $156 42 




Transportation, 40 00 






196 42 
64 65 


Carriage-hire for Board, 




f 122,677 49 


Interest on outstanding loans. 


70,280 00 


Amount to Mj'stic Water Works 




Sinking Fund, 


65,042 34 


Total for Mystic Water Works, as 


per items of 


Treasurer's account. 


257,999 Sn 



No. 57, $122,677 49 

No. 124, 70,280 00 

No. 147, €5,042 34 



$257,9.99 83 



J^ew Engine Souses. 

Payments for three lots of land, one on Harvard 
Street, Brighton district; one on Washington 
Street, Egleston Square; the other on Mt. Vernon 
Street, West Roa^ury district, and on account of 
the erection of wooden building son the first two lots. 

Engine-house, Harvard 

street, land, $2,444 80 

Contractor, 3,000 00 

Printing, advertising and 

fuel, 51 7-8 

. __ $5,496 58 



Caoried forward, $5,496 58 $6,790,857 67 



100 CITT EXPEHDITUEES.- 

BrougU fonoard, |5,4^6 58 $6^7^0,857 67 

Engine-house, Washington street^ 

land, i'3,078 40 

Contractor, 3,000 00 

Advertisings 34 1% 



Engine 'honse, Mt. Vernon street, 

land, $1,539 S2 

Printing and advertis- 
ing, 40 6^ 



6,112 5S 



1,580 01 



Total for New Engine Houses, as per item No, 
58 of Treasurer's account, 13,189 12 

New Lunatic Hospital, 

Continuation of payments on account of proposed 
new Lunatic Hospital. 

Town of Winthrop, taxes for 1875 on land pur- 
chased for hospital, 798 67 
Per item No. 62 of Treasurer's account. 

New Offal Shed, Highland Street, 

Payments for the erection of a wooden shed on 
Highland Street, Roxbury, on land belonging to 
the city, for the Health Department, for the re- 
ception cmd disposal of house offal. 

Contractor, $3,000 00 

Extra work on cesspool, 

and grading, 200 00 



Paving yard. 


.f3,200 OO* 
469 37 


"Water Works extension and plumb- 




ing, 


388 90 


Carpenter's work on office and 




shed, 


51 99 


Printing and advertising, 


49 86 



Total for Neio Offal Shed, Highland Street, as per 
item No. 59 of Treasurer's account, 4,160 12 

Neiv Stable, Charlestoten, 

payments for the construction of a wooden stable on 
Canal Street, Charlestoiun District., on land be^ 
longing to the city, for the use of the Health Depart- 
ment. 

Contractor, $3,175 00 



Carried forward, $3,175 00 $6,809,005 58 



NEW AVHARF, RAINSFOED ISLAND- 101 

Brought forward, $3,175 00 ^,805,005 58 

Extra work on drains 

and veatilators, 1,074 87 



,249 'SV 



4^7 


80 


163 


96 


116 


72 


54 


.72 



Extension of water works and plumb- 
ing. 
Lumber, stx3v« and fixtures. 
Gas fixtures and pipe, 
Printing and advertising. 

Total for New StaUe, Charlesloivn, <%s per itena No. 
60 of Treasurer's account^ 5,083 07 

^ew Steamboat. 

Payments for the construction and outfit of the 
steamer " J. Putnam Bradlee" to take the place 
of the steamer ^'' Henry Morrison" 



Contractors, 


$40,000 00 


Furnishing, 


2,475 48 


Chandlery, 


522 49 


Additional piping, 


310 91 


Superintending construction, 


250 00 


Adjusting compasses. 


120 00 


Barometer, expenses of engineer, 




and small items, 


62 81 


Custom House charges, 


57 50 


Advertising, 


37 00 


Expenses of visits of Committee of 




Board of Directors for Public In- 




stitutions to New York, 


948 86 



Total for New Steamboat, as per item No. 82 of 

Treasitref s account, 44,785 05 

New Wharff Mainsford Island. 

Payments for building new wharf at Rainsford 

Island. 
Contractor, $11,420 50 

Extra work, 202 10 

$11,622 60 

Engineei-ing and inspection, 197 00 

Sounding, 58 50 

Printing and advertising, 15 85 



Total for New Wharf, Rainsford Island, as per 
item No. 83 of Treasurer's account, 11,893 95 

Carried forward, $6,870,767 65 



102 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

BrongJit forivardj $6,870,767 65 

Northan^ptofi Street District, 

Continnaticm of payments on account of raising 
huildings, filling in ivith gravel to the newly es- 
tablished grade, and otherwise improving the ter- 
ritory hounded noHhwesterly by Washington 
street, southwesterly by Eustis and Mall streets, 
southeasterly by Albany street, and northeasterly 
by Northampton street, to secure a complete drain- 
age thereof. 
Land and other damages : — • 

Thorndike street, laying 

out, $24,444 00 

East Lenox street ex- 
tension, 12,317 97 
Fellows street do., 7,786 30 
Hunneman street, widen- 
ing, 3,026 50 
Fellows street and court,. 

grade damage, 420 40 

Orange cowrt, 150 00 < 

$48,145 17 
4,500 OO 
3,284 99 
2,544 32 
2,376 00 



Estate piurchased^ 






Drains, 






Filling, 






Raising houses^ 






Salaries and wages : — 






Superintendent^ 


$965 


00 


Watchmen, 


141 


00 



1,106 00 

Repairing fences and sidewalks, 538 98 

Retaining walls, 346 00 

Rent of office and supplies, 166 99 

Auctions expenses, printing, and 

small items, 144 47 

Expenses of Committee on the 

Northampton-street District, — of 

1875, from May to January, 1876, 

— Refreshments, $461 85 

Carriage-hire, 10 00 

471 85 



Total for Northampton-street District, as per item 
No. 63 of Treasurer's account, 63,624 77 

Old Claims, 

For sundry bills which had been audited and al- 
lowed in former years, but were not paid until 
the present financial year, 1,203 57 

Per item No. 126 of Treasurer's account. 

Carried forward, $6,935,595 99 



OVERSEEliS OF THE POOR. 103 

• Brought forward, $6,935,595 19 

Overseers of the JPoor. 

Payments to the Treasurer of the Overseers of the 
Poor, and for tJie m.aintena.nce of the Temporary 
Home for the Destitute^ which is under the charge 
of the said Board. 

Temporarj' Home : — Salaries of 

matron and assistants, $2,132 52 
Provisions and groceries, 3,515 63 
Fuel, 518 35 
Bedding, 323 «5 
Furniture and furnishing, 317 94 
Gas, 226 36 
Water-rates and ice, 172 16 
Watering streets, 75 00 
Small items, by matron, and sta- 
tionery, 69 75 
Repairs, 45 7Q 
Medicines, 36 35 

Total, expenditures on account of 

Temporary Home, • $7,433 41 

Treasurer of the Board, upon requi- 
sitions drawn by the Board of 
Overseers of the Poor, 120,000 00 



Total for Ooer seers of the Poor, o,s per item No, 
61 of Treasurers accomit^ 127,43:3 41 

The accounts of said Board, as made up for the 
year 1875— '76, stand as follows, viz. x — 

Balance on hand May 1, 

1875, $967 87 

Received from City Treas- 
urer, 127,433 41 

From other cities and 
towns, and from the 
State, 29,341 34 

From occupants of Char- 
ity Building, 579 35 

Sundry persons for buri- 
als, 58 00 

$158,379 S7 

Expended for the benefit and special 
relief of those poor persons in the 
different wards of the city^ who, 
without being paupers, are proper 
objects for such assistance, trans- 
portation, etc., $96,081 21 



Carried forward, $96,081 21 $158,37-9 97 $7,063,029 40 



104 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought fomoard, $96,081 21 S158,379 97 $7,063,029 40 

OflSce expenses, 17,564 40 

Expenses Temporary 

Home, 7,433 41 

Expenses Charity Build- 
ing, 5,172 12 

Paid into the City 

Treasury, 29,920 69 

Balance, April 30, 1876, 2,208 14 



158,379 97 



[For details of these items see annual report 
of said Board to the City Council.j 

^arU Departments 

Payments of expenses incurred hy the Parle Com- 
missioners, appointed under an act of the Legisla- 
ture, approved May 6, 1875, and accepted hy the 
people June 9, 1875. 

Engineering and designs, ^2,149 69 

Printing, 1,563 72 
Clerk-hire, ' 580 00 

Stationery, maps and mounting, 541 43 
Fred. Law Olmsted, preliminary 

visits and advice, 300 00 

Engineering expenses, 127 22 

Advertising, 121 39 

Office expenses, 16 93 

Carriage-hire for Commissioners, 9 00 



Total for ParTc Department , as per item No. 85 of 

Treasurer's account, 5,409 38 

Parker Sill Reservoir, 

Balance of payments on account of constructing 
a reservoir on ParTcer Hill, Roxhury District, for 
the purpose of storing ivater, to be pumped by the 
engines Elmwood Street, and used /or the high- 
service supply. 

Land, $86,928 91 

Balance of contract for gate- 
house, $2,325 25 

Extra work, 95 00 

2,420 25 



Balance of contract for gates, 100 00 



Total for Parker Hill JResei-voir, as per item Ifo. 64 
of Treasurer's account, 89,449 16 



Carried forward^ 87,157,887 94 



PAVING, GRADING AND REPAIRING STREETS. 105 

Brought forward, $7,157,887 94 

Paving, Grading and JRejyairing 
Streets^ 

Payments under this head are for grading, paving 
and keeping in repair the streets and accepted 
thorotighfares of the city. 

Salaries and Pay-rolls. 

Charles Harris, Superin- 
tendent, $3,800 00 

Clerks in Superinten- 
dent's office, 5,582 25 

Foremen, 12,670 50 

Patch pavers, 12,927 60 

Inspectors, 2,538 00 

Laborers, 405,950 90 



$443,469 25 



Master pavers : for paving, setting 
edgestones, laying concrete side 
and cross-walks, 46,838 05 

Wooden pavement — being for mate- 
rial and laying — the grading, etc. , 
having been done by the city, viz. : 

Bedford street, $2,220 42 

Silver street, between F 



and Dorchester streets, 


1,926 


96 


Silver street, between E 






and F streets. 


1,541 


40 


Athens street, between A 






and B streets, 


1,547 


28 


Court street, 


1,540 


77 


Bolton street, between C 






and D streets. 


1,483 


03 


Columbus avenue, re- 






pairing. 


5,051 


55 


East street, repairing, 


1,090 


87 


Various streets, repairs. 


1,280 


07 



17,682 35 



Paving materials, etc. : — 

Stone blocks, $101,545 45 

Edgestone and cesspool 

curb, 51,611 30 

Brick, 27,377 12 

Gravel, 23,049 98 

Lumber, 12,248 59 

Sand and cement, 5,539 94 

North-river flagging, 5,164 48 

Drainpipe, 3,504 59 



Carried forward, $230,041 45 $507,989 65 $7,157,887 94 



106 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $230,041 45 $507,989 65 $7,157,887 94 

Castings, covers and 

frames for cesspools, 413 40 

230,454 85 



Teaming other than done by the de- 
partment, 96,139 66 

Gravel, earth, stone chips, and ashes 

for filling and grading, 61,076 64 

Contractors and mechanics, for 

construction and repairs of 

streets, bridges, walls, cesspools, 

fences, and plank sidewalks, 

viz. : — 
Masons and laborers — 

cesspools, walks and 



walls. 


i7,315 


56 


Ashland-street bridge 






abutments, 


12,604 


80 


Ashland-street bridge. 






iron bridge, 


9,950 


00 


Grading Boston street. 


6,805 


55 


Grading West Cottage 






street, 


4,119 


30 


Grading Rockland street, 


3,500 


00 


Retaining walls Rockland 






street. 


2,000 


00 


Retaining wall Berwick 






Park, 


3,528 


76 


Retaining wall Holyoke 






street, 


3,300 


00 


Grading Corey street, 


1,300 


00 


Retaining walls Bowdoin 






street, 


1,454 


25 


Retaining wall Foster 






street, 


606 


25 


Repairing Berkeley-street 






bridge, 


4,149 


26 


Repairing Dartmouth- 






street bridge. 


887 


11 


New truvsses Ferdinand- 






street bridge. 


785 


00 


Repairing Mill-street 






bridge. 


205 


64 



Purchase and exchange of horses, 
carts, wagons, rollers, and har- 
nesses, including repairs, horse- 
shoeing, feed, etc. : — 
Hay, grain and straw, $9,385 11 
Horses, 1,950 00 



62,511 48 



Carried forward, $11,335 11 $958,172 28 $7,157,887 94 



PAVING, GRADING AND REPAIRING STREETS. 107 

BrougJit forward, $11,335 11 $958,172 28 $7,157,887 94 
Carts, wagons, and rollers, 3,214 24 
Harnesses, 1,688 89 , 

Shoeing, 901 19 

Board of horses, 776 00 

Veterinary surgeons and 

medicines, 402 52 

18,817 95 



Iron steel, tools and 


hardware, 


including repairs of 


tools and 


rollers. 


$10,152 03 


Repairs of stone-crush- 




ers and engines, 


3,632 12 


Powder and fuse, 


2,259 00 


Coal, hard, 


1,837 55 


" soft, 


299 13 


Oil, 


443 84 



Grade Damages. 

Sixth street, $1,900 00 

Fifth street, 1,349 48 

Tabor street, 1,000 00 

Prentiss and Halleck 

streets, 885 07 

Cabot street, 788 52 

Washington street, Brighton 

district, 650 00 

Newbern street, 503 48 

Marion street, 500 00 

Newbern and Weston streets, 450 00 
London and Porter streets, 300 00 
Ruggles street, 300 00 

Market street, Brighton dis- 
trict, 250 00 
Green street. West Roxbury 

district, 
Adams, 
Athens, 

Dorchester avenue, . 
Canal street, Charlestown 

district, 
Devonshire street. 
Church street, Dorchester 

district, 49 75 

Columbia street, Dorchester 

district, 19 00 



233 


45 


150 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


92 


00 


60 


00 



18,623 67 



9,680 75 
Watering various macadamized 

streets to preserve the roadways, 8,214 33 

Wharfage and rents, 3,622 35 



Carried forward, $1,016,631 33 $7,157,887 94 



108 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

BrougJit forward, $1,016,631 33 $7,157,887 94 

Streets — Signs, $1,697 50 

Numbering, 189 25 

1,886 75 

Advertising, 1,883 08 

Repairs on buildings and sheds — 
ordinary, $486 99 

Repairing stable in 

Cliarlestown district, 745 00 



Sewer assessment — Washington 


j.,^o± uo 


street, Brighton district, 


500 42 


Water-rates, 


385 25 


Printing, 


306 80 


Stationery, 


244 95 


Gas, 


213 59 


Postage-stamps, damages and 




small items, 


157 60 


Moving stable, West Roxbury dis- 




trict, 


115 00 


Car-fares and tolls, 


113 40 


Rutland square — trees, sod and 




gravel, 


112 50 


Concord square, trees, 


112 00 


Expenses of Committees on Paving: 




— Of 1875— May to Jan. 1876 




— Refreshments, $541 80 




Carriage-hire, 142 50 




Of 1876 — Jan. to May — 




Refreshments, 32 70 




Carriage-hire, 16 00 






733 00 





Total for Paving, etc., 1,024,627 Q)Q 

Per item No. 6o of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $1,024,482 16 

Add amount drawn by Auditor, but 

not paid, 145 50 



$1,024,627 66 

JPolice jyeparttnent. 

Payments under this head include the salaries of 
the Chief and Officers, and all other expenses of 
the Department, including interior repairs of Sta- 
tion-houses. 
Salaries. 

Edward H. Savage, Chief, $3,500 00 

James Quinn, Deputy Chief, 2,500 00 

Clerk of the Police, 1,500 00 



Carried forward, $7,500 00 $8,182,515 GO 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



109 



$3.50 



5.25 



Brottght fonvard. 

Fifteen Captains (each |4.00 per 
day) 

Thirty-six Lieutenants (each 
per day), 

Forty-two Sergeants (each 
per day), 

Day and Night Officers (each $3.00 
per day), 

Services of those members of the 
regular police who are stationed 
at theatres, or other places of pub- 
lic amusement or business,* 

Supt. of hacks and carriages, 

Superintendent of wagons, etc., 

Assistant do., 

Superintendent of pawnbrokers. 

Superintendent of intelligence offices, 

Officers at the city prison, 

Stewards at the various station- 
houses, and cleaning city prison, 

Total for salaries, 

Horses and harnesses, board and 

shoeing horses, repairs of vehicles 

and harnesses : — 
Board, 
Horses, 
Shoeing, 

Repairs of harnesses, 
Wagon, and repairs 

vehicles, 
Veterinary surgeons' 

tendance, 



$7,500 00 
21,969 00 
43,649 75 
48,796 31 
630,116 00 



4,222 88 
1,464 00 
1,464 00 
287 00 
1,464 00 
1,464 00 
4,941 00 

7,161 33 

$774,499 27 



^,182,515 60 



of 



at- 



0,429 54 
1,375 00 
1,339 41 
1,100 76 

655 29 



427 60 



Gas, 
Fuel, 
Furniture, including 

furnishing : — 
Ordinary, 
Station No. 8, 



bedding and 



15,327 60 
8,995 45 
6,292 65 



671 



17 

21 



Repaii's on buildings, 

Carriage and wagon hire for the use 
of officers, and for the conveyance 
of disabled persons who are cared 
for by the police, and convening 
prisoners from stations 9 and 10 
to Municipal Court, Highlands, 

Carried, forviard, 



4,579 
3,584 



38 



2,525 53 



115.804 86 



.182,515 60 



* These services are charged to the parties so benefited ; the amounts are collected 
weekly by the Chief of Police, and are by him paid to the City Collector monthly, to the 
credit of the Police Department. 



110 



CITY EXPENDITURES. 



BrovgJit forward, 
Conve3ing prisoners from station- 
houses to city prison — by the 
Health Department, 
Medical attendance and medicine 
furnished by order of police offi- 
cers, to persons arrested wounded, 
and others needing such assist- 
ance, 
Printing, 

Water-rates and ice, 4 
Stationery and record-books. 
Repairs of steamer " Protector," 
Food supplied to prisoners and 
others at city prison and station- 
houses, 
Telegraph, repairs and renew- 
als, . $1,077 77 
Half cost of poles on 

Brighton extension, 301 42 



Washing of bed-clothing, etc., and 
small supplies. 

Travelling and other expenses of 
officers to various places, in search 
of criminals and fugitives from 
justice, 

Ropes, chains and stakes required 
for closing streets for restraining 
crowds ; carting, putting up and 
removing same ; care and repairs. 

Clubs, belts, gloves and handcuffs. 

Buttons, badges, numbers, and 
wreaths. 

Rent of rooms in buildings on Con- 
stitution wharf, while Station- 
house No. 8 was altered. 

Advertising, 

Rent — lodging rooms, Dorchester, 

Custom House charges for steamboat 
" Protector," postage and small 
items. 

Photographs of suspicious persons. 

Fees of counsel and expenses in 
suits against officers. 

Allowances to officers for damage to 
clothing. 

Refreshments for officers, 

Expenses of the Committees on 
Police — of 1875, from May to 
January, 1876 : — 



.5,804 86 $8,182,515 60 



2,129 00 



1,706 95 
1,667 84 
1,586 30 
1,476 96 
1,463 59 



1,443 25 

1,379 19 
1,309 52 

1,300 62 



1,057 13 
989 23 

951 24 



300 00 

281 77 
278 00 



277 45 
157 23 

99 46 

64 50 
36 65 



Carried forward, 



15,760 74 $8,182,515 60 



PRIMARY SCHOOL-HOUSE, GIBSON DISTRICT. Ill 

Brought forward, $835,760 74 $8,182,515 60 

Refreshments, $57 65 

Of 1876, January to 

Maj^ : — 
Refreshments, 24 55 

82 20 



Total for Police, as per item No. 6Q of Treasurer's 
account, 835,842 94 

JPolice Stat ion-House Wo. S. 

Payments for raising and rearranging this Station- 
house, located on Commercial Street, between Bat- 
tery and Salutation Streets. 

Contractor, $8,000 00 

Extra work, 568 00 



8,568 00 

Heating apparatus, 765 49 

Superintending alterations, 490 00 

Advertising, 46 00 



Total for Police Station House No. 8, as per item 
No. 67 of Treasurer's account, 9,869 49 

Primary School Hoiise^ Gibson 
District. 

Balance of payments on account of the erection of 
a woodeyi building on Thetford Avenue and 
Evans Street, Ward 24. 

[Total cost of land and building, $24,470.13.] 
Contractor : — 

Balance of contract, $5,400 00 

Extra work, 687 44 



Heating apparatus, 


$6,087 44 
1,355 00 


Mason work setting heating appa- 




ratus. 


462 55 


Furnishing, 


447 30 


Covering steam pipes. 


225 00 


Extension of water mains, 


122 00 


Plumbing, 


94 94 


Ventilators, 


89 10 


Janitor, 


75 00 


Fuel, 


41 40 



Total for Primary School-house, Gib^^on District, as 
per item No. 68 of Treasurer's account, 8,999 73 



Carried forward, $9,037,227 76 



112 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $9,037,227 76 

JPrimary School H'otise, Lawrence 
District. 

Balance of payments on account of the erection of a, 
brick building on West Fifth Street, between B 
and C Streets, South Boston. 

[Total cost of land and building, $66,359.81.] 
Contractors : — 



Masonry, balance, 


$16,043 00 




Extra work. 


339 68 


$16,382 68 






Carpentry, balance, 


$8,048 00 




Extra work, 


494 74 


8,542 74 






Heating apparatus, 




3,142 77 


Furniture and furni 


shing, 


1,905 22 


Superintending con 


stfuction, 


915 00 


Janitor, 




139 33 


Painting, washing 


windows and 




small items. 




138 47 


Iron fence, 




100 00 


Extension of water 


mains. 


90 64 


Advertising, 




42 00 



Total for Primary School-house, Lawrence District, 
as per item No. 69 of Treasurer's account, 31,398 85 

JPrifnary School House, Newhury 

Street. 

Payments on account of erecting the braiding on 
the corner of Newbury and Exeter Streets. 
[Total cost of land and building, $113,265.83.] 

Contractors : — 

Masonry, $31,998 00 

Extra work, 2,104 60 



Carpentry, $11,800 00 

Extra work, 796 29 



Heating apparatus, 

Furniture and furnishing, 

Laying sidewalks and setting edge- 
stones. 

Fuel, 

Extension of water-mains and stand- 
pipes. 

Janitor, 

Sewer assessment, 

Carried forward^ 



$34,102 60 




12,596 29 
3,268 03 
1,774 48 




653 46 
342 50 




217 45 
203 26 
179 38 




$53,337 45 


$9,0C8,626.61 



PRIMARY SCHOOL HOUSE, ROXBURlf STREET. 113 

Brought forward, $53,337 45 $9,068,626 61 

Washing windows, care of grounds 

and siiiall items, 152 95 

Repairing roof, 63 62 

Advertising, 50 25 



Total for Primary School House, Newbury street^ as 
per item iVb. 70 of Treasurer's account, 53,604 27 

Primary School Houses Qiiiiicy 
Street, 

Continuation of payments, on a^coimt of the erection 
of a brick building. 

Contractors : — 

Balance, masonry, $1,600 00 

Extra work, ' 1,849 76 



Carpentry, $2,271 67 

Extra work, 558 14 



5,349 76 



2,829 81 

Furniture and furnishing, 686 52 

Sewer assessment, 325 92 

Heating apparatus, balance of contract, SOO 00 

Ventilating apparatus, 287 97 

Hose for stand-pipe, 201 50 

Janitor, 200 00 

Fuel, 96 60 

Edgestone a,nd painting, <89 64 



Total for Primosy School House, Quincy Street, as 
per item No. 71 of Treasurer's account, 8,367 72 

JPrimary School Mouse;, Moxbury 

Street, 

Payments for the erection of a brick building on the 

corner of Moxbury and King Streets, 
Contractors: — - 

Masonry, . $25,825 00 

Extra work, 2,319 45 



Carpentry, 
Heating apparatus, 
Furniture^and furnishing, 


$28,144 45 
7.000 00 
2,787 02 
1,746 73 




Setting edgestone and laying sidewalk 


:, 633 85 




Commission for purchasing land, 


250 84 




Janitor, 


194 50 




Fuel,^ 


137 00 




Extension of water works, 


134 33 

$41,028 72 




Carried forward, 

8 


$9,130,598 60 



114 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $41,028 72 §9,130,598 60 

Gas-fixtures, washing windows, and 

small items, 104 98 

Printing and advertising, 112 7(> 

Sewer assessment, 104 50 

Vane and finialy 90 00 

Plumbing, 87 89 

Toted for Primary School House, Moxbury Street^ 
as per item No, 72 of Treasurer' s account^ 41,528 85 

JP^rititing and Stationery, 

Payments for paper, printing and stationery. {See 

Appejidix.y 
l^Additioncd items for printing and stationery ivill be 

found charged under various /iectds.} 

Printing City Documents, notifications, and blanks 
of various kinds, stationery, and binding docu- 
ments, for City Council and offices, not charged 
elsewhere. 

City Council and for offices of Mayor, City Clerks 
Clerk of Common Council, aad Clerk of Com- 
mittees, 

Printing, including Auditor's re- 
port, $9,548 39 

Stationery y 1,726 85 

Binding volumes of docu- 

mentSj etc., 1,5-13 63 

12,788 87 

3,725 19 



440 61 



Printing &tock consumed and 


on 


band, 




City Solicitor's Department : — 




Printing, $320 


09 


Stationery, 120 


52 



Reporting and publishing in the 
Evening '^Transcript," proceed- 
ingsoftheCity Connelly $5,723 24 

Printing letter-sheet of 

proceedings, 1,115 90 



6,839 14 

Contractors for printing, — ■ for stor- 
age, care and accounting for stock, 900 00 

Superintendent of Printing : — sal- 
ary, George Coolidge, Superinten- 
dent, $2,500 00 

Stationer}', printing and 

advertising, 56 12 



2,556 12 



Carried forward J $27,249 93 $9,172,127 45 



PUBLIC BATHS. 115 

Brought fonoard, $27,249 93 $9,172,127 45 

Siege and Evacuation Memorial, 

printing and binding, 2,075 23 

Maps, 404 20 , 

Compiling index of Council pro- 
ceedings, 230 79 

Phonographic report of evidence in 
contested election case of Casey 
vs. Shaw, 162 50 

Phonographic report of evidence in 
case of alleged frauds in connec- 
tion with the Mercantile-wharf 
Market, 189 50 

Directories, 137 50 

Type-writing machine, 125 00 

Books, and sorting samples of print- 
ing, 55 00 

Expenses of tlie Committees on Print- 
ing : — 

Of 1875— May to Januar^^ 1876, 

— Refreshments, $76 85 
Of 1876 — January to May, 

— Refreshments, 16 95 

93 80 



Total for Printing and Stationery, as per item No. 

73 of Treasurer's accoimt, 30,673 45 

Public Baths, 

Payments for farnisJiing free batJiing facilities to 
the public during the summer months, erecting 
and repairing structures, salaries, etc. 

General Expenses. 

Salary of general Superintendent, $1,464 00 

Care and repair of houses during 

the season when not open for 

use : — 
Laborers, $5,770 50 

Lumber and materials, 512 35 



6,282 85 

Furniture, supplies and boats, 688 43 

Cartage, 1,455 54 

Car-fares, printing and small items, 72 31 

Rent of land, East Boston, for storage, 50 00 

Expenses of Commiteee on Public 

Baths : — of 1875, — May to Jan- 

uar}'', 1876, — 
Refreshments, $61 90 

Carriage-hire, 14 00 



Carried forward, $75 90 $10,01-3 13 $9,202,800 90 



116 



CITY EXPENDITURES. 



Brought forward, 


$75 90 $10 


Of 1876, — January to 

May, — 
Refieshments, 


18 55 


Carriage-hire, 


13 00 



House No. 1, "West Boston Bkidge. 
For Males. 

Superintendent, $384 00 

Repairs, 72 05 

Towage and ice, 68 00 



House No. 3, Charles River 

Bridge. For Males. 
Superintendent, $396 00 

Repairs, 91 51 

Towage, 66 00 



House No. 4, 
For Females. 
Superintendent, 
Repairs, 
Towage and ice. 


"Warren Bridge. 

$305 00 
35 92 
70 95 


Houses Nos. 5 
Street. For 


AND 6, Border 
Males and Fe- 


males. 
Rent of doclc, 
Superintendents, 
Repairs, 


$375 00 
682 50 
104 74 



Towage, ice and supplies, 189 65 



House No. 7, Federal Street 

Bridge. For Males. 
Superintendent, $390 00 

Repairs, 131 51 

Towage, ice and supplies, 113 50 



House No. 8, Mt. "Washington 

Avenue Bridge. For Males. 
Superintendent, $384 00 

Repairs, 111 03 

Towage, ice and supplies, 166 25 



HousK No. 9, 


City 


Point. For 


Females. 








Rent, 




$267 


15 


Superintendent, 




305 


00 


Repairs, 




75 


26 


"Water, ice and i 


supplies 


1, 39 


05 



,013 13 $9,202,800 90 



107 45 



524 05 



553 51 



411 87 



— 1,351 89 



635 01 



661 28 



686 46 



Carried forward, 



L4,944 C>b $9,202,800 90 



PUBLIC BATHS. 117 



Brought forward, 

House No. 10, foot of 

For Males. 
Kent and taxes. 
Superintendent, 
Repairs, 
Water, ice and fuel, 



Houses Nos. 11 and 12, Dover 
Street Bridge, Foe Males and 
Females. 

Superintendents, $689 00 

Repairs, 347 22 

Towage and supplies, 183 61 



i 


514,944 65 1 


59,202,800 90 


Street. 






$320 38 
402 00 
149 29 
187 60 


1 AnQ 97 





Houses No. 13 and 14, Cabot 
Street. For Males and Females. 
Superintendents, |671 00' 

Water-rates, 368 52 

Repairs, 63 14 

Gas and ice, 53 88 



House No. 15, Norfolk 
For Males. 

Superintendent, 

Repairs, 

Towage and supplies, 

Rent of beach. 


Avenue. 

$366 00 

296 92 

92 10 

50 00 



No. 16, Beach Houses, Commercial 
Point. 

Superintendent, $305 00 

Repairs, 7 44 

Furnitui-e and ice, 9 20 



House No. 17, Foot of Maverick 
Street. For Males. 

Superintendent, $384 00 

Repairs, 63 49 

Towage and supplies, 72 60 



House No. 18, Chelsea Bridge. 

For Males. 

Superintendent, $366 00 

Repairs, 9 48 

Ice, 8 00 



1,219 83 



1,156 54 



805 02 



321 64 



520 09 



383 48 



Carried forward, $20,410 52 $9,202,800 90 



118 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought fonoard, $20,410 52 $9,202,800 90 

House No. 19, Chelsea Bridge. 

For Females. 

Superintendent, $305 00 

Repairs, 35 12 

Supplies, 9 08 



349 20 



House No. 20, Malden Bridge. 
For Males and Females. 

Superintendents, $423 00 

Repairs, including re- 
building, 948 53 

Supplies, 4 45 



1,375 98 



Total for Public Baths, as per item No. 74 of 

Treasurer's account^ 22,135 70 

JP^ublic JBuildinffS. 

Payments of department salaries and for re2yairs^ 
alterations and care of public buildings; also for 
rents of buildings used for City purposes., as fol- 
lows : — 

Salaries : — Jas. C. Tucker, Sup't 
Public Buildings, $3,600 00 

George A. Clough, Archi- 
tect, 

Draftsmen, 

Assistant to Superintend- 
ent, 

Clerk in Superintendent's 
office. 

Assistant clei'k, 

Charles B. Rice, Superin- 
tendent of Faneuil Hall, 

Assistant at Faneuil Hall, 

Janitor at City Hall, 

Cbarlestown district, 1,200 00 

Janitor at Town Hall, 

West Roxbury district, 1,200 00 

Janitor at No. 30 Pem- 

berton square, 648 00 

Janitor at Westerly Hall, 

West Roxbury district, 210 00 

Janitor at room occupied 
b}' Sealers of Weights 
and Measures, Court 
House, 120 00 



3,000 
2,756 


00 
38 


1,500 


00 


2,000 
500 


00 
00 


500 
156 


OO 
00 



:7,390 38 



Carried forward, $17,390 38 $9,224,936 60 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 



119 



Brought forward^ 

Repairs, renewals and al- 
teration of buildings, 
etc. : — Public Library, 



$•17,3.90 38 19,224,930 GQ 



ordinary, 
Extension of 

ojallery in 

Bates' Hall, 
Repairs of 

drains. 
Painting Bates 

Hall, 



East Bostou 
branch, 

Brighton dis- 
trict do,. 

Dorchester dis- 
trict do.. 



5,387 52 

1,480 14 
9-62 06 
834 11 



;,663 83 

555 58 

172 93 

65 96 



Police station houses and 
City Prison, $4,310 79 

Cells Station 

14, 1,373 00 

Rep'ring heat- 
ing appara- 
tus, Stat'nl, 1,264 28 

Drains Station 

11, 699 74 



Market houses, 
Faneuil Hall; 

ordinar}', 
Strengthening 

roof and 

floors. 



$974 94 



2,217 60 



Charity Bureau, 

Engine, hose and hook and 
ladder houses : — ordi- 
nary, 

Armories : — 

Wareham st., $1,270 32 

Elm St., Charles- 
town district, 67 56 

Cooper street, 36 04 

Winthrop st., 
Charlestown 
district, 12 00 



,458 SO 



7,647 81 
5,324 19 



3,192 54 
2,761 24 



2,010 03 



1,385 92 



Carried forward, §29,780 03 $17,390 38 $9,224,936 60 



120 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Broitght fm-toard, $29,780 03 $17,390 38 89,224,936 60 

Ward-rooms, 1,154 48 
City Hall, Charlestown 

district, 930 89 
Town Hall, West Rox- 

bury district, 704 38 

No. 30 Pemberton square, 598 09 

South city stables, 260 70 
Dorchester district branch 

of Surveyor's office, 249 85 

Eastern avenue wharf, 187 14 

ParkCommissioners'offlce, 156 95 
House Washington street, 

Eoxbtiry district, 135 55 

North Scales, 113 07 

House of Reception, 84 73 , 
Wilson's Hotel, Brighton 

district, • 41 61 

W^est city stables, 35 87 

Pound, East Boston, 12 37 , 

No. 2 Pemberton square, 2 29 

34,448 00 



City Hall : 


Engineer, janitor 


and assistants, and boys on 


elevator, 


$6,378 00 


Repairs and al- 




terations. 


$13,210 43 


Alterations 




heating ap- 




paratus. 


4,095 70 


Iron work, 


1,127 89 


Pump, 


250 00 


Felting cover- 




ing forpipes, 


300 00 




1 Q C4Q4 fisfS 




'-'■ ■ lOja/Ci \?^ 


Furniture an 


d furnish- 


ing? 


$14,092 89 


Safe in Trea- 




sury, 


2,300 00 


Watch clock, 


490 00 




j£i QOf> Qq 


Fuel, 


3,539 75 


Gas, 


2,957 81 


Cleaning and supplies, 756 53 


Water-rates and ice, 852 17 


Washing towels, 426 66 



[Three police officers during the day, 
and three during the night, are de- 
tailed for duty in the building.] 



50,777 83 



Carried forward, $102,616 21 $9,224,936 60 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 121 

Brought foTioard, $102,616 21 19,224,936 60 

Rents : No. SOPemberton square, in- 
cludino; taxes, for use of Directors 
for Public Institutions, Registrars 
of Voters, etc., $4,120 60 

Cit)'' Solicitor's office, in 
No. 2 Pemberton 
square, including tax- 
es, care and beating, 2,573 21 

Soutb Boston Branch Li- 
brary room, including 
tax, 1,773 17 

Roxbury District Branch 

Library room, 1,600 00 

"Ward rooms, 932 50 

Park Commissioners' of- 
fice, N. E. Mutual 
Life Insurance Com- 
pany's building, Post- 
office square, 501 54 

Site of temporary engine 

house No. 22, 500 00 

Pound, East Boston, 60 00 

12,061 02 



Furniture and furnishing 


: — 


Store-room, "Warrenton 


street, in- 


eluding cartage. 


$1,290 05 


Park Commissioners' of- 




fice. 


637 58 


"Ward-rooms, 


414 00 


Charity Bureau, 


309 04 


No. 30 Pemberton square 


, 259 24 


No. 2 Pemberton square, 


194 00 


Faneuil Hall, 


105 50 


Quincy Market, 


12 00 



3,221 41 
Boarding and shoeing horses, and 

repairing vehicles and harnesses, 1,218 92 

Gas : — 

City Hall, Charlestown dis- 
trict, $348 30 

Town Hall, "West Rox- 
bury district, 

"Ward-rooms, 

No. 30 Pemberton square, 

Faneuil Hall. 

Park Commissioners' of- 
fice. 

No. 2 Pemberton square. 



Carried foricard, 



232 80 

281 57 

88 64 

84 28 

15 21 

14 02 


1,064 82 






$120,182 38 $9,224,936 60 



122 



CITY EXPENDITUREP. 



Brought fonvard,^ 

Fuel : — 

Town Hall, West Rox- 
bury district, 

No. 30 Pemberton square, 

Cit}^ Hall, Charlestown dis- 
trict, 

Faneuil Hall, 

No. 2 Pemberton square, 

Ward-rooms, 

Soldiers' Aid office, 
Charity Bureau, 



Care of ward-rooms, 

Sewer assessments, 

Stationery, 

Cartage, car-fares, tolls and 

items, 
Water-rates : — 
No. 30 Pemberton square, 
Faneuil Hall, 
City Hall, Charlestown dis 

trict. 
House of Reception, 





$120,182 38 


$9,224,936 60 


$289 50 
226 30 






96 10 
71 70 
54 80 
44 25 






9 50 


792 15 
504 00 
352 30 
329 46 









small 



$46 50 
40 00 

20 00 
10 00 



Printing and advertising, 

Expenses of Superintendent and 

Architect to Providence and New 

York, 
Photographs of buildings. 
Watering streets in front of various 

public buildings. 
Expenses of Committees on Public 

Buildings : of 1875 — May to Jan., 

1876 — Refreshments, $2,333 15 
Carriage-hire, 212 00 

Of 1876 — January to 

May — Refreshments, 91 95 

Carriage-hire, 9 00 



207 08 



116 50 
115 71 



99 50 
74 80 

59 00 



2,646 10 



Total for Public Buildings, as per item No. 75 of 
Treasurer's account, 

Public Institutions, 

Payments for carrying on and maintaining the vari- 
. ous public charitable and reformatory institutions, 
excepjting the City Hospital, including all the ordi- 
nary expenses connected therev)ith, all of tvhich 
are under the supervision and control of the Board 
of Directors for Public Instiutions. 

Carried forward, 



125,478 98 



>,350,415 58 



PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 123 

Brought fonvard, $9,350,415 58 

House of iNDusTuy, House of Reformation, and 
Almshouses at Charlestown district, Deer and 
Rainsford Islands : — 

Salaries : — John C. Whiton, Super- 
intendent of House of 
Industry, $1,500 00 

House of Ref- 
ormation, 500 00 

Almshouse, 500 00 

$2,500 00 



Luther G. Chandler, 

Resident Physician, 1,200 00 

G. Irving Fisher, As- 
sistant Resident Phy- 
sician, six months, 300 00 

Alonzo S. Wallace, As- 
sistant Resident Ph}'- 
sician, six months, 300 00 

Wm. M. Deinstadt, Ph}^- 
sician, on Rainsford 
Island, 600 00 

All other employes, 29,152 72 

$34,052 72 

Subsistence supplies, 88,092 98 

Clothing and bedding, including ma- 
terial for making the same for in- 
mates, $28,300 78 

Trimmings, etc., for 
manufacturing sale 
goods, 499 44 

Sewing-machines, needles 

and repair of machines, 158 98 



Repairs and alterations : — 
Ordinary, $14,703 38 

Repairing and enlarging 

wharf, 2,487 72 



28,959 20 



17,191 10 

Fuel, 14,591 32 

Furniture and furnishing, 7,468 37 

Cattle, feed, agricultural implements 

and seed, 4,565 89 

Water-rates, including water for 

Rainsford Island, 3,430 30 

Medicines and instru- 
ments, $1,957 10 
Liquors and alcohol, 1,084 70 



3,041 80 



Carried forward, $201,393 68 $9,350,415 58 



124 



CITY EXPENDITURES. 



Brought forward^ 

Horses, feed, repairs of vehicles and 
harnesses. 

Digging well on Rainsford Island, 

School-books, drawing material, maps 
and newspapers. 

Instruments for band, and repairing 
the same, 

Gas, coal for manufacturing, 

Piano, 

Services of architects for plans of 
sheds, and additions, 

Stationer}', 

Printing, 

Repairs on telegraph line and instru- 
ments, 

Entertainments, Christmas, and 
small items, 

Boat, new, 

Advertising, 

Grants of money to inmates on dis- 
charge, 

Cartage, car-fares and tolls. 

Refreshments for Board of Di- 
rectors, $12 00 

Carriage-hire, 312 00 



$201,393 68 $9,350,415 58 

2,066 02 
881 75 

876 68 



Collation for the city government, 
while visiting the institutions. 



Almshouse, Charlestown dis- 
trict : — 

E. Carnes, Superintend- 
ent, $800 00 

All other employes, 299 86 



677 


36 


643 


56 


465 


00 


449 


82 


443 


52 


381 


52 



236 83 



229 


25 


200 


00 


108 


63 


89 


33 


81 


03 



324 00 



350 00 



$209,897 98- 



Supplies, 




-1 


11,099 86 
4,094 59 




Fuel, 






771 65 




Feed for cattle, 


, repairs 


of 






vehicles and 


harnesses. 






seeds and agricultural 






implements, 






552 21 




Clothing and bedding, 




540 51 




Repairs, 






304 45 




Medical, 






143 12 




"Water-rates, 






75 00 


» 


Stationery, 






52 97 




Furniture, 


ward, 




47 90 


7,682 26 






Carried for 


$217,580 24 $9,350,415 58 



PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 125 

Brought forward, $217,580 24 $9,350,415 58 

Total paymeiiU for Houses of Indus- 
try, Be formation, etc., at Deer and 
Rainsford Island, and at Alms- 
house, Charlestown district, $217,580 24 



House of Correction, at South Boston. 

Salaries: — M. V. B. Berry, Mas- 
ter, from March 16, $2,083 00 

All other employes, 18,477 06 

$20,560 06 

Subsistence supplies, 28,846 63 

Clothing and bedding, including ma- 
terial for making the same, for 
inmates, $6,190 19 

Trimmings used in manu- 
facturing sale goods, 7,521 88 

Sewing-machine needles, 

and repairs of machines, 537 44 

Salary of Agent, obtain- 
ing contract work, ten 
months, . 1,250 00 



15,499 51 

Fuel, 12,069 46 

Gas — coal for manufacturing, 2,554 04 

[Gas for tlfe Lunatic Hospital is fur- 
nished by this institution.] 
Repairs and alterations, 6,922 29 

Water-rates, 4,239 14 

Furniture and furnishing, 2,126 97 

Feed for and shoeing horses, re- 
pairs of vehicles and harnesses, 1,084 79 
Medicines, $814 70 
Liquors, 161 35 

976 05 



Books and newspapers, 773 15 

Agricultural implements, seeds, etc., 437 56 

Legal expenses, car-fares and small 

items, 231 12 

Grants of money to inmates on dis- 
charge, 229 16 

Stationery, 211 32 

Rent of house corner of M and First 

streets, occupied by gardener, 150 00 

Printing and advertising, 138 79 

Rewards for arrest of escaped prison- 
ers, 125 00 

Cariage and freights, 76 82 

Carriage-hire, 66 30 



Carried forward, $97,318 16 $9,350,415 58 



126 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $97,318 16 $9,350,415 58 

Collation for the city government 

Mhile visiting the institution, 300 00 



Total payments for House of Cor- 
rection, $97,618 16 

Lunatic Hospital, at South Boston. 
Salaries: — Dr. Clement A. Walker, 

«upt., $2,500 00 

All other employes, 14,398 95 





$16,898 95 


Subsistence supplies, 


20.808 50 


Repairs and alterations, 


4,670 SQ 


Fuel, 


3,464 14 


Medicines, - $2,017 66 




Liquors, 548 68 






2,566 34 




Furniture and furnishing, 


2,474 99 


Gas, supplied by House 




of Correction, $1,357 32 




Carburetting, 875 30 






2.232 62 
1,718 41 


Bedding and clothing. 


Feed for and shoeing horses, repairs 




of vehicles and harnesses. 


1,200 96- 


Excursions, Christmas tree, theatre 




tickets, music and fire-works, for 




entertainment of inmates, 


823 44 


Water-rates, 


770 96 


Agricultural implements, seeds, 




eic. 


671 53 


Stationery, 


282 06 


Books and newspapers. 


241 62 


Burial expenses. 


141 00 


Printing, ' 


73 04 


Car-fares, 


72 GO 


Advertising, 


53 63 


Sewing machine, 


48 75 


Carriage-hire, 


177 30 


Total payments for Lunatic Hospi- 




tal, 


$59,391 10 



Pauper Expenses. 

Payments for the sujjport of girls in the State In- 
dustrial School for girls; insane persons in 
State Lunatic Hospitals ; prisoners in Houses of 
Correction out of the County ; hoys in the R<form 



Carried forward, $9,350,415 58 



PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 127 

BroxigU foTtuard, $9,350,415 5S 

Schools, who had a legal settlement in this city; 
the transportation of paupers to the State Alms- 
house, etc. 

State Lunatic Hospitals, $32,959 54 

Houses of Correction, 3,571 17 

Reform School, Westboro', 2,072 13 

State Industrial School for girls, 

Lancaster, 1,113 20 

Paupers in other towns, 719 44 

Work-house, Bridgevvater, 369 00 

House of Reformation, Lowell, 52 00 

Railroad tickets for conveying State 
paupers to the various State insti- 
tutions; and fares of other paupers 
to their proper settlement or other 
places, in or out of the State, in- 
cluding other travelling expenses, 2,220 76 

Settlement Clerk, 2,000 00 

Horses, board and shoeing, and re- 
pairs of vehicles and hajTiesses, 1,804 17 

Driver of carriage and messenger, 1,500 00 

Agent for discharged male prison- 
ers, 1,000 00 

Attendant with paupers to Tewks- 
bury. 

Medical services, 

Agent for discharged female pris- 
oners, 

Copying tax records, 

Printing, stationery and telegrams, 

Carriage-hire, 

Total for Pauper Expenses, 

Steamboat " Henkt Morrison." 

This boat runs from the City to Deer and Bains- 
ford Islands, for the accommodation of the City 
Institutions there. 

[The steamboat "J. Putnam Bradlee" took the 
place of the '" Henry Morrison " on November 15, 
1875.] 

Salaries : — Captain, engineer, mate, 

fireman, and deck hands, S7,373 33 

Fuel, 5,067 76 

Repairs, 2,491 55 

Rent of Eastern avenue wharf, 2,590 00 

Chandlery and supplies, 776 75 

Carried forward^ $18,299 39 $9,350,415 58 



785 


00 


455 


30 


450 


00 


290 


00 


112 


34 


8 


00 


$51,482 


05 



128 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brovght forward, $18,299 39 $9,350,415 58 

Rents of India and Lincoln's wharves 
during the repairs of Eastern "av- 
enue wharf, 635 00 

Water-rates and ice, 219 05 

B^n-niture and furnishing, 236 90 

Auction expenses sale of " Henry 

Morrison," 128 45 

Printing, advertising. Custom House 

charges and small items, 108 80 

Carriage-hire, 37 50 



Total for Steamboat'' Henry Morrison " $19,665 09 



General Expenses at City Office. 

Expenditures charged by the Board of Directors 
for Public Institutions, imder this head, viz. : — 

Clerk-hire, $6,400 00 

Printing, 377 20 

Harbor excursion of Board of Di- 
rectors, season of 1875, 407 20 

Expenses attending trip of steamboat 
" J. Putnam Bradlee," from New 
York to Boston, 200 00 

Stationer}', 134 35 

Carriages for Board of Directors, " , 125 50 

Postage stamps, newspapers and 

small items, 114 13 

Entertainment to contractors of 

steamboat, 113 10 



Total payments for Office Expenses, $7,871 48 



RECAPITULATION. 

House of Industry, 

Per item No. 76 of Treasurer's Ac- 
count, $217,552 16 

Add amount drawn by 

Auditor, but not paid, 28 08 

$217,580 24 

House of Correction, 

Per item No. 11 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 97,618 16 
Lunatic Hospital, 

Per item No. 78 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 59,391 10 



Carried forward, $374,589 50 $9,350,415 58 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 129 

BrougJit forward, $374,589 50 $9,350,415 58 

Pauper Expenses, 

Per item Ifo. 79 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $51,456 05 

Add amount draivn by 

Auditor, bid not paid, 26 00 



51,482 05 



Steamboat " Henry Morrison," 

Per item No. 80 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 19,665 09 
Office Expenses, 

Per item No. 81 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 7,871 48 



Total ordinary payments on account of Institutions 
under the control of the Board of Directors for 
Public Institutions {see Appendix), 453^608 12 

JPublic Lands, 

Payments on account of care, custody and improive- 
ment of the Public Lands. 

Salary: Robert "W. Hall, Superin- 
tendent, $1,800 00 

Grading passageways and lands, 709 03 

Sidewalks and edgestones 530 58 

Sewer assessments, 355 37 

Betterment assessment, widening 

Belcher's lane, 260 00 

Assessment on shares of the Mystic- 
river Corporation, 206 50 

Repairs of fences and walks, 181 27 

Taxes on lands owned by the city 

outside of the city limits, 73 95 

Drain-pipe and stone posts, 54 15 

Stationery, 21 13 

Expenses of Committees on Public 
Lands : — 

Of 1875 — May to January, 1876 — 
Refreshments, $476 00 

Carriage-hire, 16 00 

Of- 1876 — January to 

May — Refreshments, 32 65 

524 65 



Total for Public Lands, as per item No. 84 of 

Treasurer's account, 4,716 63 

Public Library, 

Payments for carrying on the Public Library in 
Boylston street, and Branches in the old Lyman 



Carried forward, $9,808,740 33 



1,^0 



CITY EXPENDITURES. 



Brought forward^ 
Scliool building, Meridian street, East Boston, 
pavings Bank building, Broadway, corner of E 
.■street. South Boston; Fellowes At/ienceum, Mill- 
:mont street, corner Lambert avenue, Roxbury 
district; the Charlestoiun district Library on 
Main street; the Police Station House, Adams 
street, Dorchester district, and the Holton Library, 
Brighton district. They are open to the citizens 
of Boston daily. 

Salaries: — Juslin Winsor, Superin- 
tendent, $3,600 00 
Male assistants, 28,G50 65 
Female assistants, 27,174 96 

$59,425 61 

32,126 87 



,808,740 33 



Books, periodicals and newspapers, 
Binders, $10,513 42 

Materials and tools, 2,318 42 



Printing, including catalogues. 
Furniture and furnishing : — 



Central, 

Dorchester district. 
South Boston district, 
Roxbury district, 
Charlestown district, 
Brighton district, 

Gas : — 
Central, 

Charlestown district, 
Roxbury district, 
Brighton district, 
South Boston district, 
East Boston district, 
Dorcliester district, 

Fuel and heating: — 
Central, 

Roxbur}^ district, 
South Boston district, 
Charlestown district, 
Brighton district. 
East Boston district, 
Dorchester district, 



i 1,3 72 43 

178 33 

100 88 

22 14 

15 90 

9 25 



82,586 90 
812 10 
543 00 
530 40 
421 80 
381 90 
274 40 



$1,413 50 
459 00 
432 
306 
155 
137 
68 



27 
60 
00 
00 
50 



Cleaning and small supplies. 
Cartage, freights and car-fares, 
Postage 
Stationery, 

Carried forward, 



12,831 84 
8,270 15 



1,698 93 



5,550 50 



2,971 
2,234 
1,419 

884 
830 



87 
40 
84 
26 
53 



L28,244 80 $9,.S08,740 33 



QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT. 131 



BrovgJit forward, 

Repairs aud alterations : — 

Central, 

Cliarlestown district, 
Dorchester district, 


$128,244 80 i 

$739 93 
29 37 
11 00 

7Sn 'RO 


;9,808,740 33 


Water-rates and ice, 


199 96 




Total for Public Library, 
Treasurefs account., 


as per item No. %Q of 


129,225 06 



Quarantine Department, 

Payments for maintaining the Quarantine Depart- 
ment at Gallop's Island. 

Salaiies : — C. Irving Fisher, Port 
Physician to October 15 (see 
House of Industry, etc.), $458 33 . 

A. S. Wallace, Port Phy- 
sician from October 15, 541 67 

A. S. Wallace, Assist- 
ant Port Physician to , 
October 15, 1876, 412 50 

Thomas Kittr edge. Assist- 
ant Port Physician from 
October 15, 487 50 

Overseer, nui'ses and cooks, 1,536 51 



,436 


51 


,190 


86 


740 


42 


582 


10 


299 


62 


226 


25 


77 


03 


54 


34 


28 


87 



Subsistence supplies and board, 

Repairs, 

Feed for animals, agricultural imple- 
ments, seeds, etc., 

Furniture, bedding and furnishing, 

Fuel, 

Printing, advertising and stationery. 

Car-fares, stamps and ^all items, 

Medicines, 

Steamboat " Samuel Little : " 

Salaries: — Captain, engineer, fire- 
man, and deck hands, $3,892 50 

Fuel, 1,276 74 

Repairs, 1,270 16 

Subsistence supplies, 698 05 

Chandlery, 

Water, 

Custom House charges. 



Total for Quarantine Department, as per itein No. 
dil of Treasurer's account, 14,213 76 

Carried forward, $9,952,179 15 



271 31- 




129 00 




40 00 






7,577 76 





132 CITY EXPENDITUEE8. 

Brought forward, $9,952,179 15 

Meal Estate Advertising , 

Payments for advertising estates for non-payment 
of taxes and assessments, clerical service in writ- 
ing descriptions, auction and other expenses. 



Advertising, 




$11,797 89 


Auction expenses, 




843 60 


Clerk-hire, 




509 75 


Recording, 




203 80 


Disclaimed deeds, 




197 49 


Constables' and Deputy 


Collectors' 


ex- 


penses. 




41 00 



Toted for Heal Estate Advertising, as per item No. 88 
of Treasurer's account, 13,593 53 

Meffistration of Voters and Election 
Eocxtenses. 

Payments of expenses incurred in registering the 

names of voters and attending the elections. 
Salaries, Registrars : — 
Sanuiel R. Spinney, $2,500 00 

Linus E. Pearson, 2,500 00 

Edward J. Howard, 2,500 00 

Assistant Registrars, 3,816 00 

$11,416 00 



Printing, 2,455 67 

Ward officers, 2,070 00 

Constables, sertnng notices and at- 
tendance at polls, 1,152 70 

Advertising 1,139 63 

Clerk-hire copying from Assessors' 

books, 1,065 09 

Stationery, • 880 12 

Making and preparing boards for 

voting-lists, 389 87 

Care of ward-rooms, 194 00 

Teaming, putting up and taking 

down boards, 191 00 

Ascertaining population and num- 
ber of voters in new wards by cen- 
sus of 1875, 100 00 

Ballot-boxes and small items, 91 85 

Carriage-hire, 42 30 

Refreshments for clerks, night ser- 
vice, 24 50 



Total for Registration of Voters and Election Ex- 
penses, as per item No. 89 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 21,212 73 

Carried forward, $9,986,985 41 



SALARIES. 133 

Brought forward, $9,986,985 41 

Salaries, 

Payments for the salary of the following City 
Officers, not chargeable to any specific, appropria- 
tion, for year ending Z\st of March, 1876. 

Mayor's Office. 

Samuel C. Cobb, Mayor, $5,000 00 

James L. Hillard, Mayor's 

Clerk, 1,800 00 



Washington P. Gregg, $1,800 00 
Clerk-hire, 1,200 00 



Clerk of the Committees of the 
City Council. 

James M. Bugbee, eight 

months, $2,666 QQ 

William H. Lee, four 

months, 916 66 

William W. Clapp, assist- 
ant, 1,500 00 



City Solicitor's Department. 

J. P. Healy, Solicitor, $6,000 00 
J. L. Stackpole, Assist- 
ant Solicitor, 3,500 00 
C. F. Kittredge, do., 3,000 00 
J. R. Carret, do., 2,000 00 
H. W. Putman, do., 2,500 00 
Fisher Ames, clerk, 1,500 00 
Clerical service, 1,216 64 
Messenger, 240 00 

Messenger's Office. 

Alvah H. Peters, Messen- 
ger to the City Council, $2,000 00 

Foster M. Spurr, assist- 
ant, 800 00 

Henry B. Lotts, assistant, 600 00 



$6,800 00 



City Clerk's Department. 

S. F. McCleary, City 

Clerk, $5,000 00 

Clerk-hire, 11,600 00 

— 16,600 00 

Clerk of Common Council. 



3,000 00 



5,083 32 



19,956 64 



Carried forward, $3,400 00 $51,439 96 $9,986,985 41 



134 CITY EXPENDITURES' . 

Brought forward, $3,400 00 $51/i39 96 ^9,986,985 41 
Other assistauce, 15 00 

3,415 00 



Total for Salaries, as per item No. 90 of Treasurer's 
account, . 54,854 96 

Schools and School Souses, 

Payments during the year for carrying on the pub- 
lic Schools, viz. : seven High, one Latin, one 
Normal, fifty Grammar, and four hundred and 
twenty-one Primary, — including repairs of 
houses, salaries, farniture, fuel and all ordinary 
exjienses. {See Appendix.) 

Salakies of Officers of School Committee. 

John D. Philbrick, Superintendent^ 

from March 2, 1876, #362 50 

B. ^. Tweed, Assistant 

Supt., to March 2, $2,758 33 

B, F. Tweed, Supervisor, 
■from March 23, 88 56 



George M. Folsom, Supervisor, from 


2,846 89 


March 23, 


88 56 


William Nichols, Supervisor, from 




March 15, 


177 45 


George A. Smith, Auditing Clerk 




one year, and Secretary one 




month. 


3,600 00 


Assistants to Auditing Clerk, 


3,100 00 


Barnard Capen, Secretary to Jan, 




10, 


1,556 21 


John T. Priest, Secretary pro tem- 




pore one month. 


166 67 


Assistant to Secretary, 


500 00 


Statistical Clerk, 


1,500 00 


Messenger, 


505 72 


Fourteen truant officers, 


' 16,962 50 


Police officer for attending meetings 




of the Board, 


50 00 


Writing old records, 


11 85 


Total for Salaries of Officers School 




Committee, 


$31,428 35 



School Instructors. 

Payment for Salaries to Instructors in the Latin, 
High, Grammar, Primary and Evening Schools. 



Carried forward, $10,041,840 37 



SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL HOUSES. 135 

Brought fonoard, ' $10,041,840 37 

Latin, Bedford street, |29,481 92 

High, for boys, Bedford street, 54,642 79 

High, for girls, Newton street, 30,515 01 

Normal, 6,500- 00 

Roxbury district, High, 14,003 67 

Dorchester. district, High, 10,018 67 

Charlestovvn district. High, 14,838 67 

Brighton district. High, 5,250 00 

West Roxbury district. High, 8,188 23 

Adams district, 20,075 71 

Andrew " 18,467 75 

Bigelow " 28,190 01 

Bowditch " 21,202 38 

Bowdoin " 19,910 92 

Brimmer " 22,743 98 

Chapman " ' 24,046 08 " 

Comins " 31.222 02 

Dearborn " 34,503 08 

Dudley " for bovs, 19,035 64 

Dudley » for girls, 7,664 00 

Dwiglit " 20,640 35 

Eliot, " 30,228 84 

Everett " 24,313 91 

Franklin " 19,517 04 

Gaston " 16,781 31 

Hancock " 28,220 19 

Lawrence " 36,356 14 

Lewis " 23,397 57 

Lincoln " 20,599 23 

Lowell " i 7,423 0@ 

Lyman " 22,070 91 

Mayhew " , 19,456 40 

Norcross " 20,770 4S 

Phillips " 21,760 01 

Prescott " 23,443 78 

Quincy " 22,139 34 

Rice " 28,648 65 

Sherwin " 31,676 94 

Shurtleff " 20,352 43 

Wells " • 20,650 56 

Winthrop " 24,340 35 

Bennett " Brighton district, 10,714 78 

Harvard " 12,054 53 

Bunker Hill dist., Charlest'n dist., 24,286 71 

Harvard " " 25,809 73 

Prescott " " 17,275 19 

Warren " " 21,272 70 

Winthrop " " 20,237 61 
Atherton and Gibson District, dor- 

chester district, 9,658 23 



Carried forward, $1,054,597 39 $10,041,840 37 



136 



CITY EXPENDITURES. 



West Roxb'y dist., 



Brought forward, 

Everett district, Dorchester dist. 

Harris " 

Mather " " 

Minot " " 

Stooghton " " 

Tileston '' " 

Central 

Florence 

Hillside " " " 

Mt. Vernon " " " 

Special Instructors : — ■ 

Of Music, 

Drawing, 

Deaf Mutes, 

Vocal culture, 

Military tactics and armorer, 

Licensed newsboys and bootblacks, 

Kindergarten school. 

Sewing in Dorchester schools, 

James Robinson, an instractor of 
writing and arithmetic, formerly 
attached to the Bowdoin School, 
for general services in these 
branches of school instruction 
whenever called upon. 

Evening schools : — 

High, 

Cabot street, 

Old Franklin, Washington street. 

North Ben net street, 

Harrison avenue, 

Anderson street, 

Lincoln School, South Boston, 

Reed's Hall, 

Blossom street, 

Dorchester, 

Broadway, 

Eustis street, 

Prescott, Charlestown district, 

Neponset, 

Jamaica Plain, 

Warren, Charlestown district, 

Warrenton street, 

South street, 

Tenn^'son street, drawing, 

Appleton " " 

East Boston, " 

Charlestown district, drawing, 

Carried forward^ 



1,054,597 39 

11,208 05 
8,689 78 

11,654 50 
9,838 46 
8,464 02 
4,783 40 

11,014 47 
8,289 56 

11,008 67 
8,508 43 

20,100 00 

12,766 00 

6,933 28 

3,125 00 

2,000 00 

1,600 00 

800 00 

522 23 



),041,840 37 



1,000 00 



7,860 


00 


2,394 


00 


2,041 


00 


1,932 


00 


1,894 


00 


1,451 


00 


1,339 


00 


1,334 


00 


1,282 


00 


1,220 


00 


1,210 


00 


1,038 


00 


839 


00 


811 


00 


804 


00 


723 


00 


603 


00 


171 


00 


2,715 


00 


2,660 


00 


1,610 


00 


1,561 


00 



$1,234,395 24 $10,041,840 37 



SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL HOUSES. 137 

Brought forward, $1,234,395 24 $10,041,840 37 

Dorchester district, drawing, 681 00 

West Roxbury " " 299 00 

Total for School Instructors^ $1,235,375 24 

School Expenses. 

Payments for schools, authorized by the School Com- 
mittee. 

Books and slates : — School books 
furnished to indigent scholars, ex- 
clusive of the $60 paid annually 
from the Webb fund for writing 
books, etc.,fui'nished to the Frank- 
lin School, $43,111 77 

Books of reference and 
other books for use 
of schools, 5,027 30 

Slates, slate racks and 
repairs, pencils and 
erasers, 3,740 68 

$51,879 75 



Printing and stationery, blanks and 
other printing, including annual 
report of the School Committee, 
and programmes of exercise on 
exhibition days, $11,633 27 

Stationery and record 

books, 13,638 78 

Drawing materials, in- 
struments, models 
and designs, and 
drawing boards, 11,410 68 



36,682 73 



Philosophical, chemical, photograph- 
ic and mathematical instruments, 
and chemicals, 7,213 16 

Expressing and freights, 2,429 27 

Ascertaining the number of children 
between the ages of five and fifteen 
and collecting statistics concern- 
ing the private schools of the city, 1,800 00 

Pianos, covers and tuning, 2,744 16 

Advertising, 1,503 42 

Engraving, printing and filling out 
diplomas, which were given to the 
pupils of the first classes in the 
High, Normal, Grammar schools, 
and also to teachers passing the 



Carried forward, $104,252 49 $10,041,840 37 



138 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forivard, $104,252 49 110,041,840 37 

examination in drawing, and 
ribbon for and engraving medals 
(the medals purchased by income 
from Franklin fund are distributed 
only in the English High and 
Latin schools), 1,307 92 

Music charts, stands and instru- 
ments, 1,260 44 

East Boston Ferr}' tickets and car- 
fares, 933 00 

Board and shoeing horses, repairing 
vehicles and harnesses, for use 
of Superintendent and Auditing 
Clerk, * 865 40 

Maps and o-lobes, 697 00 

Drawing Exhibition, rent of hall, 

tables and labor, 534 25 

Band of music at parades of school 

regiment in 1872 and 1875, 316 00 

Sewing materials and furnishing, 282 34 

Labor at storeroom, 257 73 

Military drill — care of muskets, 
swords, belts and drums, including 
repairs, 260 03 

Newspapers and small items, 98 95 

Expenses of Auditing Clerk to Nor- 
wich and New York, 76 45 

Carriage-hire, . 136 75 

Refreshments for Committee on 
Accounts of 1875, $82 00 

Refreshments for Com- 
mittee on School-houses 
of 1875, 54 00 

Refreshments for Com- 
mittee on Evening 
Schools of 1875, 44 00 

— 180 00 



Annual festival to medal and diplo- 
ma scholars, July 3, 1875 : — 

Collation, $1,420 00 

Bouquets and decora- 
tions, 1,418 00 

Rent of Music and Wes- 

leyan halls, 275 00 

Music, 125 00 

Railroad faies for con- 
veying chihlren to and 
from the hall, carrlage- 



Carried foncard, $3,238 00 $111,458 75 $10,011,840 37 



SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL HOUSES. 139 

Brought forward, $3,238 00 $111,458 75 $10,041,840 37 
hire and badges for 
Committee, 94 31 

3,332 31 



Total payvients for School Expenses 
by authority of School Committee, $114,791 06 



School Houses. 

Payments authorized by City Council, under the 

supervision of the Committee on Public Buildings. 
Alterations and repairs on tlie 

several houses and rented 

rooms: — ordinary, $68,959 84 
Eice, rebuilding afiej' fire, 18,827 67 
Alterations, Warrentou 

street, to accommodate 

Deaf Mute School, 7,009 69, 

Chapman School, gra- 
ding and paving j'ard, 3,050 00 
Phillips street, grading 

and paving j^ard, 2,242 06 

Snelling place, mastic 

work, 1,548 50 

Normal, fitting drawing 

room, 1,490 99 

Fitting rooms corner 

Haverhill and Main sts., 

Charlestown district, 1,401 68 
Sherwin, mason work on 

walls, 927 27 



'Total for alterations and repairs. 

Janitors : — care and cleaning houses, 
building fires, and clearing snow, 

Fuel, including housing and inspec- 
tion, 

Warming and ventilating apparatus, 
including repairs, 

Furniture and furnishing, including 
repairs and oiling ; also ink wells, 

Eent of halls and rooms, including 
taxes, 

Water-rates, 

Salary of two assistants eraplo^'ed by 
the superintendent in the distribu- 
tion of furniture and other articles 
among the schools and public 
buildings, 3,800 00 



.05,457 


70 


76,437 


69 


68,900 


12 


34,744 


70 


29,664 


52 


15,799 


79 


7,777 


08 



Carried fonvard, $342,581 60 $10,041,840 37 



140 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Br oxigM forward , 

Gas, 

Watering streets, 

Filling, grading and care of grounds, 

Boarding and shoeing horses, and 
repairs of vehicles and harness, 

Setting edgestone and lading side- 
walks, 

Cartage, 

Removing night soil, 

Sewer assessments. 

Betterment assessment, 

Printing, advertising and stationery, 

Photographs and frames. 

Car-fares, tolls and small items, 

Total payments for School-houses 
under the supervision of Committee 
on Public Buildings^ 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries of Officers of School Com- 
mittee, $31,428 35 
Per item No. 93 of Treasurer's 

account. 
School Instructors, 1,235,375 24 

Per item No. 91 of Treasurer's 

account. 
School Expenses School Committee, 114,791 06 
Per item No. 92 of Treasurer's 

account. 
School Houses, Public 

Buildings, $355,981 79 

Per item No. 94 of 

Treasurer's account. 
Add amount drawn by 

Auditor, but not 

paid, 57 83 

356,039 62 



$342,581 


60 $10,041,840 37 


3,771 


68 


2,317 


50 


1,868 


85 


1,518 


36 


1,330 


82 


957 


65 


564 


00 


360 


38 


300 


00 


234 


81 


113 


90 


120 


07 


$356,039 


62 



Total ordinary school expenses, 1,737,634 27 

In addition to the amount above stated, of 
$1,737,634.27, $277,746.57 have been expended 
on account of the erection of new school-houses 
and land purchased for same, details of which may 
be found on pages 65, 82, 111, 112, 113, 114 and 
141. 

Total paj'ments on account of schools and 
school-houses, during the financial year 1875-76, 
$2,015,380.84. 



Carried forward^ $11,779,474 64 



SEWERS. 141 

Broxight forioard., $11,779,474 64 

School Souse, Florence District, 

Payment for a lot of land on Ashland Street, West 
Roxhury, and for printing specifications and 
advertising for proposals. 

Land, $6,000 00 

Printing and advertising, 61 03 



Total for School House, Florence District, as per item 
No. 95 of Treasurer's account, 6,061 03 

Sealers of Weights and Measures, 

Salaries : 

Wm. F. Reed, Sealer, $2,000 00 

Clias. R. M. Pratt, " 2,000 00 

Assistants, 1,600 00 



$5,600 00 
Boarding and shoeing horse, and re- 
pairs of vehicle and harnesses, 381 46 
Extra assistance, 101 50 
Teaming, advertising and stationery, 36 73 



Total for Sealers of Weights and Measures, as 
per item No. 96 of Treasurers account, 6,119 69 

Sewers. 

Payments for construction and repairs of Street 

Sewers for underground drainage. 
Salaiies : — Wm. H. Bradley, Super- 



intendent, 


$3,300 00 




Engineer and assistants, 


2,958 00 




Clerk-hire, 


1,147 50 




Foieman, 


1,200 00 




Inspectors, 


3,271 00 




Laborers, 


5,297 99 


$17,174 49 



Contractors, — constructing, per lin- 
eal foot, including material : — 

Alaska street, $1,848 84 

Alibright court, $1,207 85 

Berkeley place, 611 77 

Boston street, 4,985 58 

Everett avenue, 937 30 
H. Humphrey's 

land and 

Hamlet st., 3,970 61 

Humphreys st., 5,915 18 
Humphreys and 

Norfolk sts.,. 5,592 10 

Car'dfofd, $23,220 39 $1,848 84 $17,174 49 $11,791,655 36 



142 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Bro'tfor'd, $23,220 39 $1,848 84 $17,174 49 $11,791,655 36 

Sumner st., 2,219 88 

Blasting, 1,580 00 

27,020 27 

Araoiy, 3,398 26 

Amory, Centre, private 
land to Boj'lston and 
Bo^dston street and ave- 
nue, 52,012 50 

Appleton and Berkeley 

streets, 327 60 

Arcadia, Atherton, Beet- 
hoven and Scliool sts., 5,428 88 

Ashburton place, 608 13 

Athens street, 237 30 

Blue Hill avenue and 

Woodbine street, 4,116 14 

Bow street, 409 55 

Bower street, 958 65 

Boylston and Lamartine 

streets, 7,824 43 

Boylston and Chestnut sts., 905 57 

Bremen street, 305 50 

Cedar street, 1,378 57 

Chelsea street, 314 65 

Cherry street, 1,552 20 

Clinton street, 7.316 16 

Commerce street, 431 20 

Curtis street, 1,465 74 

Dorchester Brook, 1,557 16 

Dorchester avenue, 1,787 04 

Dorchester and Savin Hill 

avenues and Pleasant st. ,1 5,039 50 

E and Silver streets, 1,452 43 

Edgewood street, 1,514 82 

Everett street, '547 85 

Fifth, between H and I 

streets, 545 60 

Fiftli, between P and Q 
streets, 

Harrison avenue, 

Hay ward place. 

Highland street, 

Jess and Porter streets, 

King street, 

Langdon street, 

Marion street, 

Maverick street, 

INIaywood street, 

Meridian street, 



603 


75 


262 


00 


366 


00 


3,307 


79 


701 


78 


51A 


12 


274 


45 


119 


60 


907 


20 


2,225 


81 


411 


20 



Carried forward, $149,999 ^4 $17,174 49 $11,791,055 36 



SEWERS. 



143 



Broitght forward, $149,999 24 

Paris street, 828 03 

Park street, Ch'n district, 744 50 

Q street, 6a7 72 

Quiucy street, 2,035 60 

Ivicbmond street, 272 40 

Rosliii street, 1,107 84 

Rutland square, 689 99 
Salem street and avenue, 

Cliarlestown district, 593 75 

School street, 2,607 80 

Schuyler street, 1,217 25 

Stony Brook culvert, 12,000 00 

Terrace street, 1,089 60 

Thornley street, 1,479 60 

Ti-oy street, 676 20 

Tyler street, 114 31 

Waban street, 938 80 

Wall street, 784 90 

Warren street, 2,599 30 
Warren and Woodbine 

streets, 3,260 30 

Warwick street, 164 64 
Water street, Charlestown 

district, 404 80 

Woodville square, 1,482 75 
Blue Hill ave., $7,449 47 
Lawrence " 2,882 90 
Quincy street, 1,018 70 
Ledge, 2,080 00 

13,431 07 



7,17t 49 $11,791,655 36 



Bragdon st., 


$4,195 


79 


Cobden st., 


1,589 


84 


Cod in an park, 


768 


35 


Egleston sq , 


2,205 


00 


Notre Dame st. 


, 1,594 


09 


Townsend st.. 


335 


67 


Walnut ave., 


1,913 


57 


Walnut park, 


1,820 


73 


Washington st. 


, 6,438 


41 


Weld ave.. 


502 


79 


W e s t m i n s t e 1 






ave., 


1,398 


60 


Ledge and foun- 






dation, 


6,590 


48 



Howard and 

Gerard sts., $1,409 97 
Oichard park, 677 00 
Quincy street, 865 20 
Savin St., 1,069 48 



29,353 32 



Car'dfor'd, $4,021 65 $228,533 71 $17,174 49 $11,791,655 36 



144 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Bro'tfor'd, $4,021 65 8228,533 71 $17,174 49 $11,791,655 36 

Tupelo St., 464 80 
Ledge and 

branches, 1,960 00 

. 6,446 45 



234,980 16 



Materials : — Drain pipe, $3,382 86 
Lumber, 1,468 92 
Man-hole frames and cov- 
ers, 1,239 82 
Sand and cement, 240 13 
Filling, 179 05 
Brick, 107 30 



Moses Lane, 

C. E., 2,500 00 

Expenses, 250 00 

Assistants, 150 00 



$3,300 00 



2,900 00 



C. F. Folsom, M. D., in- 
cluding expenses, 600 00 
Engineer and assistants, 3,497 04 
JIngineering expenses, 923 91 



6,618 08 



Carpenter's work, — sewers and re- 
pairs on buildings, 

Advertising, 

Teaming, 

Repairs, including extension of wa- 
ter-pipes. 

Tools and hardware, 

Feed for and shoeing, horses, re- 
pairs of vehicles and harnesses, 

Printing, 

Stationer}'^, 

Car-fares, 

Water-rates, 

Land, and damages on Stony Brook, 

Land, and damages on Dorchester 

Brook, 1,066 70 

Legal expenses of a contractor on 

account of an injunction, 200 00 

Costs in suit against the late Town 

of Brighton, 123 62 

Fuel and gas at yard, clothing and 

small items, ' 172 76 

Commission on Sewerage : — 

E. S. Chesbrough, 

C. E., $3,000 00 

Expenses, 300 00 



2,242 


48 


1,375 


23 


982 


40 


785 


29 


667 


92 


661 


12 


628 


62 


468 


31 


263 


32 


250 


00 


4,211 


36 



Carried forward, $11,220 95$272,871 86 ^11,791,655 36 



SIPHON, CHARLES RIVER. 145 

Brought fonvard, $11,220 95 $272,871 86 $11,791,655 36 

Chemical analyses, 275 00 
Expenses of commission to 

Chicago and New York, 232 75 

Carriage-hire, 75 00 



Expense scf Committees on Sewers : — 

Of 1875 — May to Jan., 1876,— Re- 
freshments, 1449 70 

Carriage-hire, 84 00 

Of 1876 — January to 

May:— 82 30 

Refreshments, 8 00 



11,803 70 



624 00 



Total for Sewers, as per item No. 97 of Treasurer's 
accotmt, 285,299 56 

Sheds Health jyeiyartment. 

Payment for roofing shed at south yard, 970 15 

Per item No. 98 of Treasurer's account. 

Sinking Fund Commissioners, 

Payments of salary of booJc-Tceeper and the expenses 
of the Commissioners on the /Sinking Funds for 
the redemption of the Debt of the City. 

Salaries : — C. G. Reynolds, book-keeper, $700 00 
Stationery, 12 75 



Total for Sinking Fund Commissioners, as per item 
No. 99 of Treasurer's account, 712 75 

Siphotif Charles Miver, 

Payments for the construction of the Siphon at 
Charles River at Newton Upper Falls on the line 
of the Cochituate Conduit. 

Pipe, 
Laborers, 
Teaming, 

Lead, and lead pipe, 
Team work and labor on embank- 
ments. 
Cement, 

Transportation of employes, 
Loam, 
Brick, 
Lumber, 



$18,371 


24 


3,426 


11 


1,125 


52 


1,098 


07 


802 


89 


467 


06 


360 


40 


306 


40 


217 


71 


193 


39 



Carried forward, $26,368 79 $12,078,637 82 

10 



146 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $26,368 79 $12,078,637 82 

Iron-work, 120 00 

Stonecutter, and tools, 27 56 

Eefreshments for Water Board, 16 00 



Total for Siphon, Charles River, as per item No. 
100 of Treasurer's account, 26,532 35 

Soldiers' Relief, 

Payments made in conformity to the laws of the 
Commonwealth, to soldiers and sailors, and to 
the families or dependents of those who were 
engaged as volunteers in the serAace of the 
United States in subduing the southern rebel- 
lion, Tiiese payments were commenced in Au- 
gust, 1861, and have been continued monthly 
since. The Acts require that the city should 
make the advance to the parties entitled to the 
same, and call upon the State, in the month of 
January, annually, to refund. The payments 
from August, 1861, to the end of April, 1876, 
amounted to $2,252,531.57. Of this amount, 
there has been refunded from the State, $2,076,- 
628.66. These payments include those to other 
dependents on the soldiers than the statute 
authorizes, and office expenses. Such payments 
are not refunded by the State. 

Drawn by the paymaster for disbursement to ap- 
plicants during the financial year 



1875-76, • 
Salaries : — R.Peterson, Jr., 

Paymaster, $2,500 00 
Clerk, 1,200 00 


$80,200 00 

3,700 00 

251 58 

47 92 

20 00 


Printing, 

Stationery, 

Examining 


pension-list, 



Total for Soldiers' Relief, as per item No. 101 of 

Treasurer's account, 84,219 50 

Stable Paving Dej^ai^tmentf Ward 17 » 

Payments for the construction of a wooden stable on 
Child Street, West Roxhury, for the use of the 
Paving Department, 

Contract, $4,350 00 

Extra work, 171 00 

$4,521 00 



Carried forward, $4,521 00 $12,189,389 67 



surveyor's department. 147 

BrougJit fonvard, $4,521 00 $12,189,389 67 

Plumbing, 418 77 

Printing and advertising, 55 32 



Total for Stable Paving Department. Ward 17, as 
per item No. 102 of Treasurer's account^ 4,995 09 

State Tax, 

For the city's proportion of $2,000,000, the State 
tax for the year 1875, of wliich the percentage 
is 40,10;3, 802,120 00 

Per ite'^ No. 125 of Treasurer's account, 

Suffolk Street District, 

Continuation of payments on account of raising 

the grade., and otherwise improving the territory 

embraced between Washington., Dover, Tremont 

and Pleasant Streets. 

Damages, $26,850 00 

Gravel, • 18,050 46 

Taxes assumed by the State, 4,191 03 

Repairs on estate purchased, 1,010 76 ' 

Sewer assessment, 139 78 

Auction expenses and expert, 162 30 

Carriage-hire for Committee, • 3 00 



Total for Suffolk Street District, as per item 
No. 104 of Treasurer's account, 50,407 33 

Surveyor's Department, 

Payments for City Surveyor's Department. 

Salaries: — Thomas W. Davis, Sur- 
veyor, $3,600 00 

All other employes, 41,989 65 

$45,589 65 

Stationery and drawing material, 1,773 85 

Instruments, tools and drawing boards, 786 84 

Car-fares, 

Janitors at branch, offices. 

Binding and materials. 

Fuel, 

Horse-hire for surveyor. 

Washing, and small supplies. 

Plans and services of Surveyors in re- 
lation to West Roxbury district 
street lines, 

Printing and advertising, 

Water-rates and ice. 

Furniture and furnishing, 



714 


59 


370 


27 


353 


67 


321 


10 


236 


50 


213 


37 


163 


50 


140 


67 


93 


60 


85 


73 



Carried forward, $50,843 34 $13,046,912 09 



148 CITY EXPENDITUEE8. 

Brought forimrd, $50,843 84 $13,046,912 09 

Repairs of vehicle and robe, 36 00 

Books, 28 00 

Gas, 7 20 

Expenses of Committees on Sur- 
veyor's Department of 1875 — 
May to January, 1876 : — 
Refreshments, $6 00 

Of 1875: — Refreshments, 7 15 

Carriage-hire, 10 00 



23 15 



Total for Surveyor's Department, as per item No. 

103 of Treasurer's account, 50,937 69 

Sivett Street, 

Payments for laying out and building Sivett Strmt, 

between Albany Street and Dorchester Avenue. 
Land damages, $66,461 20 

Filling, 28,143 20 

Raising grade of railroad, 13,200 00 

Bridges : — Contract, $7,888 75- 
Extra work, 189 10 

. 8,077 85 



Engineering expenses, 1,416 07 
Superintendent, 785 00 
Inspectors and watchmen, 537 50 
Fiinting and advertising, 174 88 
Rent of office, care and fuel,. 73 48 
Repairs of fences and removing night- 
soil, 74 44 
Carriage-hire for Superintendent, 38 00 



Total for Sivett Street, as per item N'o. 105 of 

Treasurer's account, 118,981 62 

Tax and other Fees^ 
Payments of expenses incurred in securing the pay- 
ment of taxes and other assessments. 

Proving claims in bankruptcy, $276 25 
Printing, 158 10 
Refunded on disclaimers, carriage- 
Lire and small items 55 43 



Total for Tax and other fees, as per item No. lOG of 

Treasurer's account, 484 78 

Tennxtorary Loan, 

Payments for amounts borrowed in anticipation of 
the annual taxes — in conformity with an order 



Carried forward, $13,217,316 18 



WASHINGTON STREET EXTENSION. 149 

BrougJit forward, 113,217,31(5 18 

of the City Council of June 15, 1875, author- 
izing a loan to an amount not exceeding S2,000,- 
000, and requiring the certificates to be made 
payable, on or before April 30, 1876, 750,000 00 

Per item Ho. 107 of Treasurer's accotmt. 

TicJcnor Bequest. 

Payment on account of printing the catalogue of 

the Ticknor Library, 214 20 

Per item No. 108 of Treasurefs account. 

Treasurer's Department. 

Payments for salaries of Treasurer and Cleo'Tcs, 
arid other expenses of this department. 

Charles H . Dennie , 

Treasurer, |6,000 00 

Clerk-hire, 20,947 87 

$26,947 87 

Stationer}' and Post Office expenses, 731 28 
Hire of vehicles and car-fares for 

paymasters, 549 55 

Printing, 492 30 



Total for the Treasurer's Department, as per item 
No. 109 of Treasurer's account, 28,721 00 

Tremofit Street Mall Curb, 

Payments for the erection of an iron fence, ivith a 
stone curb, on the Tremoyit Street Mall of Boston 
Common, to replace the one removed in 1873. 

Contract, $10,599 00 

Engineering and inspection, 398 25 

Plans and specifications, 225 00 

Printing and advertising, 179 28 



Total for Tremont Street Mall Curb, as per item 
No. 110 of Treasurer's account, 11,401 53 

Washington Street Extension, 

Continuation of payments (land and other dam- 
ages), on account of the extension of Washing- 
ton street from Cornhill to Haj'-market square, 4,655 00 

Per item 120 of Treasurer's account. 

Carried forward, $14,012,307 91 



150 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

BrongJit forward, $14,012,307 91 

Water Works, 

Payments 07i account of the Cochituate Water Works 
for the year have been as follows : — 

Salaries : — 

E. R. Jones, Superintendent Eastern 

Division, $3,500 00 

Assistant Superintendent 

Eastern Division, 1,908 3S 

Desmond Fitz Gerald, Su- 
perintendent Western 

Division, 3,000 00 

William F. Davis, Water 

Registrar, 3,000 0© 

Collector's clerk and 

assistants in. Registrar's 

office, 2,844 OO 

Clerks and inspectors in 

Registrar's office, 18,420 98 

Clerk-hire in- Water 

Board offices,, 5,101 25 

Wages of mechanics, 

foremen, teamsters and 

laborers, 158,268 00 



Iron castings, pipes, 


— ^ 
gates and 


pXi't/,V/TCii 


tj\j 


hydrant frames. 




93,741 


86 


Blasting trenches. 




20,601 


70 


Materials and mechanical labor, — 






altering and repairing 


; reservoirs, 






buildings and streets. 




20,838 


06 


Lead and lead pipe. 




16,193 


10 


Tools, hardware, iron. 


steel, and 






other material for repairs and use 






at workshop. 




12,613 


86 


Gates and hydrants, 




9,298 


06 


Fuel, 




6,831 


33 


Horses, keeping, etc. : — 








Hay, straw and grain, 


$2,707 11 






Wagons and carts an 


d 






repairs, 


1,971 14 






Board, 


628 38 






Harnesses and repairs, 


417 84 






Horse, 


375 00 






Shoeing and medical attend- 






ance and medicines. 


337.64 










6,437 


11 






JL JL 


Teaming- and freights. 




5,992 


87 



Carried fonoard, $388,590 51 $14,012,307 91 



3,635 


65 


2,000 


00 


1,835 


62 


1,519 


19 


1,315 


00 


1,258 


00 


720 


83 


705 


77 



WATER WOEKS. 151 

Brought forward, $388,590 51 #14,012,307 91 

Transportation and meals for em- 
ployes, 

Rent of Eastern-avenue wharf, 

Meters and repairs. 

Printing, 

Inspector of castings at foundries, 

Rent and water-rates of estate on 
Waverly place. 

Stationery and advertising, 

Gas, 

Annuity for land for Chestnut-hill 

Reservoir, 675 00 

Deficiency in accounts of a deceased 
clerk, paid by order of the Cit}'^ 
Council, 632 99 

Rent of Drake's wharf, 583 33 

Chemical analysis and microscopic 

examinations of water, 635 00 

Taxes on property out of the city, 545 94 

"Watering streets, badges for inspect- 
ors and small items, 495 98 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

line and instruments, 474 73 

Damages by bursting of pipes and 

conduit, 356 50 

Betterment assessment — Federal 

street, 300 00 

Allowances for thawing pipes, 158 83 

Carriage-hire, $92 50 

Refreshments, 1,642 15 

1,734 65 



Per item No. Ill of Treasurer's 
account, $408,152 42 

Add amount drawn by 

Auditor, hut not paid, 21 10 



,173 52 



,173 52 



To which add the amount paid by 
the Treasurer for interest on the 
net cost of the work, including the 
exchange on London, where part 
of the interest is payable, and the 
premium on the gold with which 
part of said interest was paid, 833,364 81 



Per item No. 123 of Treasurer's 
account. 



1,241,538 33 



Carried forivard, #15,253,846 24 



152 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought fonvajxl, $15,258,84(5 24 

Water Wovhs, Wards 17 and 19. 

Continuation of ijayments fov pipes aud other 
materials for extending the water service into 
Wards 17 and 19 (West Boxbury and Brighton 
districts) . 

Iron pipes and castings, $165,494 79 

Laborers, 51,825 56 

Lead and lead pipe, 24,802 98 

Gates and hydrants, 10,582 20 

Blasting trenches, 9,225 06 

Teaming, 5,387 00 

Tools and hardware, 4,593 81 
Construction of pier and abutment, 
and half cost of retaining wall, at 

Cottage-Farm bridge, 4,412 65 

Composition castings, 4,384 29 

Iron trusses at Cottage-Farm bridge, 2,960 00 

Lumber, brick and cement, 1,999 72 

Building culverts and small items, 339 68 

Transportation of laborers, 271 67 

Gravel, 139 15 

Engineering expenses : — sala- 

ries, $1,498 00 

Car-fares, 62 31 

Care of offices and gas, 30 85 

Stationery, and repair of 

instruments, 29 31 



1,620 47 

Total for Water Woj^Jcs Wards 17 and 19, as per 
item No. 119 of Treasurer' s account, 288,039 03 

West Hostoii and Cragie^s bridges. 

Payments of salary of tM Commissioner, and one 
half of the cost for the care and mainteiMnce of 
West Boston and Cragie's Bridges, and the re- 
building of the draw of West Boston Bridge, the 
other half being paid by the City of Cambridge. 

General. — Salary of F. W. Lin- 
coln, ComrAissioner, $500 00 

Cragie's Bridge. 

Salary of Superintendent, and allow- 
ance for house-rent, $1,052 09 

Repairs, 1,375 43 

Draw-tender's house, in- 
cluding plans, 1,249 49 

Gas, 266 56 



Carried forward, $3,943 57 $500 00 $15,541,885 27 



Brought forward, % 


3,943 


57 


Fuel, 


194 


13 


Watering avenue, 


125 


00 


Supplies and care of laoips, 


48 


59 



WIDENING STREETS. 153 

00 il5,541,885 27 



West Boston Bridge. 
Salaries of Superintendent and En- 
gineer, $760 00 
Eepairing roadway with 

granite blocks, 4,758 56 

Repairs, 1,081 06 

Gas, 657 42 

Supplies and care of lamps, 335 17 
Watering avenue, 125 00 



4,311 29 



Rebuilding draw and piers : — 
Contract, $18,600 00 

Extra work, 244 56 



7,717 21 







$18,844 56 


Iron-work, 




581 


98 


Engineering 


ex- 






penses. 




234 


50 


Printing and 


ad- 






vertising, 




42 


92 



19,703 96 

Total for West Boston and Cragie's Bridges, as per 
item No. 112 of Treasurer's account, 32,232 46 

Widening Streets, 

Payments of Street Commissioners' Department, 
land damages, and other claims on account of 
Widening and Extending Streets during the pres- 
ent financial year ; including payments made this 
year on account of Widenings and Extensions 
made prior to the first day of May, 1875. 
Land and other damages : — 

Bowdoin street, Dorchester district, $41,389 40 
Zeigler " 35,365 96 

South " 21,012 75 

Terrace " 18,952 30 

Washington street, Brighton district, 9,778 75 
Boston " 9,400 00 

Hamilton and Sturgis streets, 8,792 49 

State street, extenaion to Atlantic ave., 8,000 00 
Brattle street, 7,976 00 

Park street, Charlestown district, 7,595 35 

Tremont street and place, 7,547 23 

Walden street, extension to Centre, 7,096 00 

Smith street extehsion, 6,019 20 



Carried forward, $188,925 43 $15,574,117 73 



154 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Broyght forward, $188,925 43 $15,574,117 73 



Savin Hill avenue, 


5,401 75 


Bow street, 


3,943 75 


Lincoln street, Brighton district. 


3,601 50 


Gore avenue, 


3,486 00 


Eustis street, 


2,435 60 


Corey street extension, 


2,421 71 


Foster street, Brighton district, 


2,244 26 


West Cottage street, 


2,833 75 


Fort avenue. 


1,750 00 


Pond street, Dorchester district, 


1,605 72 


Magazine street. 


1,454 90 


Kingsburj^ street. 


1,415 25 


Harrison avenue, 


1,365 00 


Baxter street. 


1,284 75 


Williams street, West Roxbury district. 


1.269 66 


Blue Hill avenue, 


1,102 50 


Charlestown street. 


1,040 00 


Market street, Brighton district. 


1,000 00 


Cary street. 


918 00 


Hanover avenue. 


864 00 


Purchase and Broad streets. 


840 00 


Warren street. 


568 50 


Avery street. 


510 00 


Church street, Dorchester district, 


425 40 


Carolina avenue. West Poxbury district, 


400 00 


Auburn street, corner of Leverett 




street. 


378 00 


Reed's-court extension. 


338 80 


Centre street. West Roxburj^ district, 


300 00 


Rockland street. 


300 00 


Seaverns avenue, 


210 00 


Fountain street, 


190 00 


Cottage street, 


180 00 


Akron street. 


150 00 


Francis street. 


150 00 


Bennington street. 


60 00 


Total for damages, $235,364 23 


James Dennie, employed by the Com- 




mittee on laying out and widening 




streets, for appraising estates, etc.. 


2,500 00 


Constable serving notices, 


800 00 


p]xtension of water mains. 


473 59 



J. Henry Jenkins, clerical services 

to Committee on Streets, 400 00 

Annuities for land taken to widen 

streets, 210 16 

District Telegraph, seryices of mes- 
sengers, and small items, 190 97 

Soundings Boylston street, 141 75 



Carried forward, $240,080 70 $15,574,117 73 



WIDENING LEVERETT STEEET. 155 

Brought fonoard, $240,080 70115,574,117 73 

Carpenter's work on building, etc., 117 70 

Expenses of Committees on Widen- 
ing Streets : — 

Of 1875— May to Jan. 1876,— 
Refresliment's, $1,788 65 

Carriage-hire, 151 50 

Of 1876, — January to 

May — Refresliments, 106 85 

2,047 00 



Street Commissioneks. 






Salaries : — Commissioners, 




Isaac S. Burrell, 


$3,500 00 


Joseph Smith, 


3,500 


00 


Newton Talbot, 


3,500 


00 


Clerk, J. Henry Jenkins, 


2,000 


00 


Advertising, 


1,228 


39 


Printing, 


170 


84 


Stationery, 


169 


48 


Carriage-hire, 


174 


80 



14,243 51 

Total for Widening Streets as per item No. 113 
of Treasurer's account, 256,488 91 

Widening anfl Grading Dudley and 
other streets. 

Balance of payments on account of Widening and 
Grading Dudley Street from Hampden to Stougli- 
ton Street, and Stoughton, Pleasant, and Com- 
mercial Streets, Dorchester. 

Damages, $276 50 

Extension of water-pipes, bl 91 



Total for Widening and Grading Dudley and other 
streets, as per item No. 116 o/ Treasurer's ac- 
count, 334 41 

Widening Eliot Street. 

Continuation of payments (taking down and fa- 
cing wall) for widening Eliot street, between 
"Washington and Pleasant streets, 54 62 

Per item No. Ill of Treasurer's account. 

Widening Leverett Street. 

Balance of payments for widening Leverett Street, 
between Brighton Street and Charles River on the 
westerly side. 

Damages, * $22,515 00 



Carried forward, $22,515 00 $15,830,995 67 



156 CITY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forioard, $22,515 00 $15,830,995 67 

Extension of water-pipe and auction 

expenses, 19 46 



Toted for Widening Leverett Street, as per item 
No. 114 of Treasurer's account, 22,534 46 

Widening Shaivinut Avenue. 

Payments for Widening Shaivmut avenue on both 
sides, between Lenox a.nd Roxbury Streets. 



Damages, 




136,409 40 


Paving : — stone blocks, 


$7,720 53 




Laborers, 


3,967 44 




Pavers, 


3,212 98 




Filling, 


1,963 75 




Teaming, 


1,070 14 




Brick, sand and cement. 


874 49 




Edgestone and flagging. 


762 74 




Lumber, 


183 09 




Mason's work on cesspools, 132 46 




Drain-pipe, 


111 20 


19,998 82 







Total for Widening Shawmut Avenue, as per item 
No. 115 of Treasurer's account, 56,408 22 

Widening Warren Street, 

Balance of payments on account of widening 
Warren street, between Washington and Dudley 
streets, for expenses in betterment suit, 90 48 

Per item No. 121 o/ Treasurer's account. 

Widening Washington and Essex 
Streets. 

Continuation of payments for land taken to widen 
Washington and Essex streets at their junction, 
and Washington street, between Avery and 
Boylston streets, 19,403 23 

Per item No. 118 o/ Treasurer's account. 



Total on City Account for the year 1875-6, $15,929,432 06 

In this total of $15,929,432.06, are included the amount of the 
payment of the Temporary Loan of $750,000.00, borrowed in an- 
ticipation of the Taxes, and $65,042.34, being the excess of the 
Mystic Water Works revenue over expenses paid to Sinking 
Fund Commissioners. Deducting these two items from the total, 
as given above, we have the real expenditures on account of the 
City of Boston for 1875-76, including the State Tax and License 
revenue paid the State, — $15,114,389.72. 

ALFRED T. TURNER, 

Auditor of Accounts. 

Office of the Auditor of Accounts, June 1, 1876. 



CITY INCOME. 



INCLUDING TAXES AND LOANS. 



Statement in detail of the income, taxes and loans received on 
account of the City of Boston, during the financial year 

18 7 3-7 6, 

Commencing ivitli the first day of May, 1875, and ending with the 
last day of April, 1876. 

Additional Land, Public Library, 

Rent of building, $1,800 00 

Per iteyn No. Ib2 of Treasurer's account, f450 00 
Per item No. 2 of Collector's account, 1,350 00 



,800 00 



Additional Supply of Water. 

Premium on loan, 131,486 80 

Per item No. 220 of Treasurer' s account. 



A2)2^leton Street, 

On account of betterments, $6,169 18 

Interest, 525 71 



Per item No. 151 of Treasurer's account, 8293 00 
Per item No. 4 of Collector's ctccount, 6,401 89 



5,694 89 



Armories, 



Received from the State, in reimbursement in part 
of the amount paid for rent of armories for vol- 
unteer militia companies, $17,864 00 

In part reimbursement of fitting up 

armory, 250 00 

Per item No. 3 of Collector's account. 



6,694 89 



18,114 00 



Carried forvjard, $158,095 69 

157 



158 CITY INCOME. 

Brought fonoard, Sl58,095 69 

Atlantic Avenue, 

Betterments, $29,249 01 

Interest on mortgage, 10,314 73 

Sewers, 10,575 00 

Interest, 2,387 51 

Rent, 83 33 



Per item No. 150 of Treasurer's account., $7,783 51 
Per item No. 1 of Collector's account, 44,826 07 



$52,609 58 



Per item No 157 of Treasurer's account, $607 58 
Per item No. 44 of Collector's account, 1,631 65 



^2,239 23 



IBonds and Mortgages* 

Received as follows, being the first cash pa3'ment 
on bonds taken for sales of land made during the 
year, and for instalments, with interest, on 
bonds and mortgages which were on hand on the 
first of Ma}', 1875, and on which payments have 
been received in 1875-76. 

On account of — Neck lands, $112,034 00 

Albany street, 13,278 81 

South "Boston, 8,793 12 

South Bay, 4,564 41 

East Boston, 144 06 



52,609 58 



Atlantic Avenue 3Iarket, 

Rents, 446 87 

Per item No. 194 of Treasurer's account. 

Sank Tax, 

Received for expenses of collecting Bank tax, 6,950 51 

Per item No. 2b of Collector's account. 

Board of Health. 

From individuals — reimbursement of expenditures 
by the city for abating nuisances on their prem- 
ises, $2,107 94 
Licenses to collect grease, etc., 120 00 
Sale of seized meat, 11 29 

2,239 23 



138,814 40 



Carried forward, $359,156 28 



BURNT DISTKICT. 159 



$39,605 78 
99,208 62 

$138,814 40 


$359,156 28 


$1,279 50 

1,000 00 

93 30 


2 372 80 


$1,493 75 
879 05 

$2,372 80 





Brough t forward, 
Per item No. 154 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 
Per item No. 11 o/ Collector' s accourd, 



Bridges. 

Rents of buildings. 
Sale of engines, 
Sale of old materials, 

Per item No. 155 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 
Per item No. 9 of Collector's account, 



Brighton JPire Alarm Extension, 

From Police department for part cost of poles, 301 42 

Per item No. 8 of Collector's account. 

Broadway Bridge Foundations, 

Sale of old materials, 385 80 

Per item No. 10 of Collector's account. 

Burnt District. 

On account of betterments, with interest, assessed 
for widening on the following named streets : — 

Congress street, $25,562 73 

Broad street, 20,606 49 

Eastern avenue, 20,000 00 

Arch street, 18,088 97 

Havvley street, 16,135 00 

Federal street, 14,736 18 

Washington street, 12,373 23 

Franklin street, ' 11,721 47 

Lindall street, 9,314 61 

Otis street, 7,189 99 

Summer street, 6,465 99 

Pearl street, 5,301 04 

Milk street, . 4,955 60 

Oliver street, ' 4,905 64 

Purchase street, 3,286 70 

Devonshire street, 2,580 00 

Quincy place, 1,251 58 



Carried forward, $184,475 22 $362,216 30 



IGO CITY INCOME. 

Brought fonvard, $184,475 22 $862,216 30 

Post-office square, 1,000 83 

High street, 600 00 



il86,076 05 
Instalments, with interest, on bonds, 25,519 68 
Rents, 7,850 00 



Per item No. 153 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $70,069 98 
Per item No. 5 of Collector's account, 149,375 .75 



,445 73 



),773 38 



Per item No. 164 o/ Treasurer's ac- 
count, , $10,204 12 
Per item No. IQ of Collector's account, 12,036 44 



City of Charlestown, 

Received on account of taxes, 

Instahnents on bonds, 

Betterments, 

Sale of old building, 

Paving assessments. 

Sewer assessments, 



219,445 73 



Cedar Grove Cemetery* 

Received from Board of Commissioners, sale and 

care of lots, 9,773 38 

Per item No. 158 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $3,343 39 

Per item No. 21 of Collector's account, 6,429 99 



Cedar Grove Cemetery Trust Fund, 

Receipts for the perpetual care of lots, 50 00 

Per item No. 22 of Collector's account. 

Church Street District, 

Instalments, with interest, on bonds, $22,040 56 
Refunding paj^ment in error, 200 00 



22,240 56 



Carried fonoard^ 



$22,240 56 




$858 72 

1,966 72 

471 60 

337 00 

200 13 

86 34 


3,920 51 






$617,646 48 



DEEDS. 161 

BrougJit fonoard, $617,646 48 

Per item No. 1Q3 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $1,304 31 
Per item No. 17 of Collector's account, 2,616 20 



1,920 51 



City Debt. 

Amount obtained on city certificates issued tliis 
year, for loans autliorized by the City Council 
at different times, for various objects, 643,000 00 

Per item No. 223 of Treasurer's account. 

City JEEospital, 

From Superintendent for board and care of 

patients, $1,276 28 

Sale of old materials, 73 12 

■ 1,349 40 



Per item No. 20 of Collector's account. 
City of Hodchury. 

¥vom sewer assessments, 89 52 

Per item No. 162 of Treasurer's account. 

Columbus Avenue Extension, 

From betterments, with interest, 6,507 55 

Per item No. 159 of Treasurer's 

account, . $2,217 49 

Per item No. 12 of Collector's 

account, 4,290 06 



),507 55 



Commonivealth of Massachusetts, 

Refunded by State Treasurer on adjustment of 

State Bank-tax, 3,135 62 

Per item No. IQ of Collector's account. 

Deeds. 

For deeds of real estate sold for unpaid assess- 
ments, 2,757 00 

Per item No. 165 o/ Treasurer's ac- 
count, $114 00 

Per item No, Tl of Collector's ac- 
count, 2,643 00 



$2,757 00 

Carried forivard, $1,274,485 57 

11 



162 



CITY INCOME. 



Brought forward^ 

Devonshire Street Extension, 

From betterments, with interest, 
Per item No. 26 of Collector's account. 

East J^oston Ferries, 

From tolls. 

Per item No. 166 o/ Treasurer's ac- 
coxint.. 

Per item No. 35 o/ Collector's ac- 
count. 



Evergreen Cemetery, 

From sale of lots, 
Care of lots. 

Per item No. 167 o/ Treasurer's ac- 
count., 

Per item No. 32 of Collector's ac- 
count, 



Fees. 

From the City Clerk for collections by him, viz. : — 
Recording mortgages of personal property, me- 
chanics' liens, and certificates of joint stock 
companies, 

Licenses for billiard saloons. 

Licenses for auctioneers, 

Licenses for intelligence offices, 

Sale of old ballots and waste paper, 



From City Registrar, for certificates 
of marriage intentions issued by 
him during the year. 

Per item No. 160 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 

Per item No. 18 of Collector's ac- 
count, 

Per Hem No. 19 of Collector's ac- 
count, 



1,274,485 57 
13,335 95 



$52,300 00 
127,000 00 


179,300 00 


$179,300 00 




il,034 00 
422 50 


1,456 50 


$460 00 
996 50 


$1,456 50 





Carried forward, 



$3,342 14 

1,161 00 

210 00 

77 00 

10 50 






$4,800 64 






1,903 50 




6,704 14 


$196 50 






1,407 00 






4,800 64 






$6,704 14 












$1,4 


75,282 16 



FORT HILL WHARF. K'Z 

Broiig'it foriuard, $1,475,282 16 

Fire Alarm De2>cirt/)nent, 

From sale of old material, 16 66 

Per item No. S7 of Collector's account. 

Fire Dejyartment. 

From Cochituate Water Board, for salt, $342 90 



Use of engines, 


107 00 


Heating armories, Charlestown district, 40 00 


Manure, 


603 00 


Sale of hose and hose-pipe, 


487 44 


" engine, 


500 00 


" horses, 


285 00 


" miscellaneous materials, 


112 62 


Prosecution for illegal sale of kero- 




sene, 


5 00 


Fine, 


3 45 


Per item No. 168 of Treasurer's ac- 




count^ 


$974 52 


Per item No. 36 of Collector's ac- 




count, 


1,511 89 




$2,486 41 


Fort Hill Improvement, 




Instalments, with interest, on bonds. 


$50,196 40 


Proprietors of India wharf, filling 




docks, 


31,264 87 


Filling wharf and building sewer, 




with interest, 


7,917 00 


Betterments, with interest. 


1,286 34 


Per item No. 170 of Treasurer's ac- 




count, 


$39,327 87 


Per item- No. 33 of Collector's ac- 




count, 


51,336 74 




$90,664 61 


Fort Hill Wharf, 




Kent, 




Per item No. 169 of Treasurer's ac- 




cotmt, 


$450 00 


Per item No. 45 of Collector's ac- 




count, 


1,350 00 




$1,800 00 



2,486 41 



90,664 61 



1,800 00 



Carried forioard, $1,570,249 84 



164 CITY INCOME. 

Brought forward, 
Hay Scales. 

Weighing fees : — North scales, 
Hoxbury district, 
West Roxbury district, 
:South scales. 
East Boston, 

Per item No. 171 0/ Treasurer's ac- 
count. 

Per item No. 40 of Collector's ac- 
count, 



Goodnow Fund. 

Interest on Trust Fund, 524 75 

Per item No. 226 0/ Treasurer's account. 

Ilai^rison Avenue Extension, 

From betterments, with interest, 3,276 33 

Per item No. 173 of Treasurer's 

account, $366 67 

Per item No. 39 of Collector's 

account, 2,909 66 





$1,570,249 84 


$844 95 

101 43 

82 14 

13 62 

8 79 


1,050 93 




$291 03 




759 90 




$1,050 93 





$3,276 33 



Health Department. 

•Offal contractor, city proper and 
South Boston,' $3,500 00 

Oft'al contractor, Roxbury 

district, 1,400 00 

Sale of house offal, since 
Dec. 31, 1875, termina- 
tion of contracts : — 

City proper, $7,597 01 

Roxbury dist., 1,732 53 

— 9,329 54 

Sale of offal, Charlestown 

district, 4,776 58 



$19,006 12 

Sales of ashes and street dirt, 18,291 56 
From police department, for convey- 
ing prisoners from station-houses 
t*^* city prison, 2,735 50 
Removing ashes made by steam en- 
gine fires, 2,048 74 
Sale of manure, 973 29 
Sale of old material, • 303 00 



Carried forward, $43,358 21 $1,575,101 85 



Brouglit forward. 

Board of horse, 
Sale of old horse, 
Storage, 


of 
of 


LAMPS. 

Treasurer's 
Collector's 


$43,358 21 
98 00 
75 00 
50 00 


165 

$1,575,101 85 

43 581 21 


Per item No. 172 

account, 
Per item No. 41 

account, 


$10,267 66 
33,313 55 





,581 21 



Incidental Expenses, 

" Conscience " money, 
For flags destroyed June 17, 1875, 
Deeds, sales of estates, 
Unclaimed mone}'^, 

Per item No. 175 of Treasurer' & 

account. 
Per item No. 46 of Collector's 

account^ 



Interest. 

Received as follows : — 
On delinquent taxes, 

Deposits in bank, 

Bonds and mortgages, 

Betterments, 

Sewer assessments, 

Paving assessments, 
Premium on gold sold Sinking Fund 
Commissioners, 

Per item No. 174 of Treasurer's 

account. 
Per item No. 218 of Treasurer's 

account, 
Per item No. 47 of Collector's 

account, 



Lamps, 

Damages to lamps, 
Sale of manure. 

Per item No. 176 of Treasurer's 
account, 

Carried forward, 



$116 38 


104 


25 ♦ 


70 


00 




63 


$115 


25 


176 


01 



1 2( 



$122,303 34 

102,597 85 

21,641 25 

1,715 13 

654 93 

192 15 

22,880 67 



^98,780 42 
92,553 34 
80,651 56 



$271,985 32 


$152 
2 


62 
75 


$9 


50 



291 26 



271,985 32 



155 37 



60 $1,891,115 01 



166 CITr INCOME. 

Brought forward, , $9 50 $1,891,115 01 

Per item No. 50 of Collector's 

account, 145 87 



)5 37 



Liquor Lice^ises. 

From licenses issued, $248,475 00 

Fees for recording, 2,003 00 



Fer item No. 177 of Treasurer's 

(xccount, i2 19,314 00 

Per item No. 51 of Collector's 

account, . 31,164 00 



5250,478 00 



Mount Hope Cemetery, 

Received from Trustees, viz..: — 
Sales of lots, $8,115 00 

Digging graves, 3,820 00 

For graves in C^'press Vale and 

Maple Grove, 1,752 00 

Sundries — care of lots, foundations 

to head-stones, plants, wood, hay, 

etc., 3,059 80 



Per item No. 178 of Treasurer's 

account, $5,120 95 

Per item No. 55 of Collector's 

account, 11.625 85 



$16,746 80 



525 00 



250,478 00 



16,746 80 



Mount Hope Cemetery Trust Fund, 

Receipts for the perpetual care of 

lots, 825 00 

Per item No. 1 79 of Treasurer's account, $525 00 
Per item No. 54 of Collector's account, 300 00 



3Iystic Sewer Loan. 

Received from sale of bonds, 205,000 00 

Per item No. 227 of Treasurer's account. 



Carried forward, $2,364,164 81 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 


167 


Brought forward, 




$2,364,164 81 


Mystic Water Works, 






From Mystic Water Board : — 






Water rates from Cbarlestown, 


$121,347 18 




Chelsea, 


52,095 02 




Somerville, 


50,913 42 




East Boston, 


31,246 75 




Everett, 


5,849 82 






$261,452 19 




Less proportions paid, 


3,352 11 






$258,100 08 




Work on service pipes and hydrants, 


7,164 41 




From Chelsea, interest on cost of 






pipe extension, 


2,330 42 




Fines, 


895 50 




Engine, belting, etc.. 


1,000 00 




Damage to property. 


40 00 


269,530 41 






Per items No. 180 of Treasurer's 






' account, 


$39,655 42 




Per item No. 216 of Treasurer's 






account, 


5,046 76 




Per item No. bQ of Collector'' s account 


:, 224,828 23 






$269,530 41 





NortJianipton Street District. 

Betterments, with interest, $17,088 15 

Instalments on bonds, 2,902 50 



Per item No. 181 of Treasurer's account, $9,070 26 
Per item No. bl of Collect07''s account, 10,920 39 



$19,990 65 



19,990 65 



Oliver Street, 

Betterments, 13,451 85 

Per item No. 58 of Collector's account. 

Overseers of tJie JPoor. 

From the Overseers of the Poor, for collections 
by them from other cities and towns for sup- 
port of poor belonging to such cities and 
towns, $20,398 23 

Commonwealth, for the relief of sick 

State paupers, 6,748 04 



Carried forward, $27,146 27 $2,667,137 72 



168 CITY INCOME. 

Brought fonvard, . $27,146 27 $2,667,137 72 
Commonwealth, Charlestown Small- 
pox bills, 1,504 10 
Occupants of Charity Building, 579 35 



Per item No. 182 of Treasurer's account, $4,696 70 
Per item No. 59 of Collector's account, 24,533 02 



$29,229 72 

Paving, etc. 

From assessments on abuttoi's, for cost of laying 
sidewalks in front of their premises, including 



materials for the same. 




$57,852 


97 


Refunding grade damages, 




400 


00 


Pasturage, 




72 


00 


Sales of manure, 


$168 00 






" old material, 


157 00 






" street dirt, 


69 75 


.qQi 


7^ 



Per item No. \S^ of Treasurer's account, $20,439 80 
Per item No. 63 of Collector s account, 38,279 92 



$9,938^ 

JPolice. 

Received for services of police officers stationed at 
places of public amusement, and at other places, 
at the request of individuals desiring the ser- 
vices of officers, which amount is paid back to 
said officers, $3,962 84 



29,229 72 



58,719 72 



$58,719 72 

JPeddlers' Jjicenses. 

For licenses issued by the State, 1,065 50 

Per item No. 189 of Treasurer's account, $411 00 
Per item No. 64 of Collector's account, 654 50 



$1,065 50 

JPliillips Street Fund. 

Income from trust funds, 1,950 00 

Per item No. 225 of Treasurer's account. 

I*olice Charitable Fund, 

Receipts from clerks of Municipal Courts, 9,938 50 

Per item No. 183 of Treasurers account, $2,947 20 
Per item No. 67 of Collector's account, 6,991 30 



Carried forward, $3,962 84 $2,768,041 16 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. ] 69 



Brought forward^ 

Licenses — Trucks and 

wagons, $3,280 00 
Carriages, 700 00 


$3,962 84 JB 

3,980 00 

2,658 00 

262 56 

65 00 


52,768,041 16 


Services of officers for tlie License 

Commission, 
Sale of unclaimed goods, 
Sale of old materials. 


10,928 40 


Per item No. 185 of Treasurers account 
Per item iVo. 66 of Collector's account, 


,13,515 25 
7,413 15 




$10,928 40 





Police Station Honse, West Roxhury, 

Instalment on bond, 630 00 

Per item No. 190 of Treasurer's account. 

JPrintingf etc. 

Sale of public documents, 39 90 

Per item No. 186 of Treasurer's account, $2 25 
Per item No. 69 of Collector's accoimt, 37 65 



$39 90 



I*iiMic buildings. 

Received instalments on bonds for sale of estate 

on Northampton street, $5,700 00 

Town Hall, West Rox- 

bury, $1,233 00 

Rent of tenements in hose 

and hook and ladder 

houses, 713 18 

Faneuil Hall, gas and 

cleaning, 288 30 

Ward-rooms, 288 00 

Westerly Hall, 167 00 



2,689 48 
Sale of settees and grate bars, 51 30 



Per item No. 187 o/ Treasurer's account, $6,530 34 
Per item No. 11 of Collector's account, 1,910 44 



^440 78 



8,440 78 



Carried forward, $2,788,080 24 



170 CITY INCOME. 

Brought forward, $2,788,080 24 

Fiiblic Saths. 

Sale of old materials, 7 65 

Per item No. 72 of Collector'' s account. 

JPublic Institutions. 

Received from the Directors for Public Institutions : — 

House of Correction. 

For labor of inmates, $26,934 36 
Gas supplied to Lunatic 

Hospital, 1,342 23 

Sales of rags, junk and 

pork, 1,076 24 

$29,352 83 



Per item No. 43 of Collector's account. 

House of Industry. 

Sales of farm products, $4,659 62 
From state, towns and 
individuals, for sup- 



port of poor. 


3,855 


88 


Sales of pork, hogs and 






beef, 


1,489 


93 


Discliarging cargoes of 






coal and bricks. 


882 


78 


Sales of rags, grease. 






bones, and junk. 


1,574 


11 


Sales of shoes, 


591 


00 


Board of workmen and 






labor, 


241 


89 


Board and supplies. 






Quarantine Depart- 






ment, 


331 


20 


Rent of land at Win- 






throp. 


100 


00 



Per item No. 42 of Collector's account. 

Lunatic Hospital. 

Individuals, for board of 
patients at this insti- 
tution, $6,924 04 

Seivices of Plij'sician at 

House of Correction, 600 00 



13,726 41 



Per item No. 52 of Collector's account. 



7,524 04 



Carried forward, $50,603 28 $2,788,087 89 



PUBLIC LANDS. 171 

Brought forward, $50,603 28 $2,788,087 89 

Pauper Expenses. 
From individuals and 

towns, in reimbursement 

of expenses paij:! by the 

city for support of their 

relatives or citizens in 

State Institutions, il,587 88 

Sale of horse and use of 

carriage, 105 25 



Per item No. 65 of Collector' s account. 

Steamboat " Henry Mor- 
rison." 

For rent of dock, $2,000 00 

Sale of Steamer " H. Mor- 
rison," 3,642 00 



1,693 13 



5,642 00 



Per item No. 82 of Collector's account. 

Austin Farm. 
Kent, 514 72 

Per item No. 65 of Collector's account. 

Total amoimt of income from Public Institutions, 
under the control of the Board of Directors, 58,453 13 

JPiiblic Lands. 

Extending time to build, $1,551 50 

From Superintendent of Lands, for 
rent : — 

Land on South Bay, $231 67 

House on Highland street, 212 50 

Building and land, So. Boston, 175 00 

Great Brewster Island, 100 00 

Land, Canal St., Charlestowu, 37 50 

Building and land, Rich- 
mond street, Charles- 
town, 31 25 



787 92 



Per item No. ISS of Treasurer's account, $550 00 
Per item No. 68 of Collector' s account, 1,789 42 



,339 42 



2,339 42 



Carried forward, $2,848,880 44 



172 CITY INCOME. 

Brotightforivard, $2,848,880 44 

I^ublic Library, 

Interest on trust funds, $6,570 00 

For catalogues sold and fines from 

delinquents, 2,505 35 



Per item No. 70 of Collectofs account, 9,075 35 

Quarantine Department. 

For the regular quarantine fees of Port Physician, 
boarding and inspecting vessels from foreign 
ports, 3,150 80 

Per item No. 191 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $1,029 00 

Per item No. 73 of Collector's ac- 
count, 2,121 80 



!,150 80 



Qiiincy School House Lot, 

Sale of land, 355 00 

Per item No. 192 of Treasurer' s account. 

Meal Estate Advertising, 

From parties redeeming estates sold for non-pay- 
ment of taxes, being the cost of advertising 
each estate, 14,287 3^ 

Per item No. 193 o/ Treasurer's ac- 
count, $2,970 60 

Per item No. 74 of Collector's account, 11,316 78 



[4,287 38 



Rents, 

The amounts received for Rents during the year 
have been as follows : — 

Market Houses. 

Faneuil Hall: — StaWs, $53,36100 
Cellars, etc., 27,681 00 

Outside stands, 2,775 00 

Weighing fees, at public 

scales, 352 31 

$84,169 31 

Faneuil Hall Building : — Stalls and 

cellars under Faneuil Hall, 22,764 00 



Total for Market Houses, $106,933 31 



Carried forward, $106,933 31 $2,875,748 97 



SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS. 173 

Brought forward, $106,933 31 $2,875,748 97 

Old State House, 21,000 00 

Quincy Hall, 8,250 00 

Wharves, Albany street, 6,600 00 

Eastern avenue wharf, 2,590 00 

Svvett street wharf, 1,500 00 

Poor house farm, Brighton, 500 00 

House, Washington street, . 200 00 

Stable, Charlestown, 200 00 



Per item No. 194 of Treasurer's account, $44,095 88 
Per item No. 75 of Collector's account, 103,677 43 



$147,773 31 

Schools and School Houses, 

School Houses — Public Buildings. 

Instalments, with interest, on bonds, — Sale of 

estates : — 
Washington square, $20,182 50 

Bennet avenue, 220 00 



_ $20,402 50 

Sale of old furnace, 50 00 



Per item No. 196 of Treas^irer' s ac- 
count, $3,544 00 

Per item No. 79 of Collec- 
tor's account, 16,908 50 



),452 50 



),452 50 



School Instructors. 

From dog licenses, $13,350 50 

For instruction of deaf- 
mutes, 

Non-resident scholars. 

Income from Smith Trust 
Fund, 

Income from Stoughton 
School Trust Fund, 

Per item No. 197 of 

Treasurer's account. 
Per item No. 201 of 

Treasurer's account. 



3,402 20 
2,353 63 




498 94 




264 77 


19,870 04 


$126 00 


11,876 74 





147,773 31 



Carried forivard, $12,002 74 $40,322 54 ^3,023,522 28 



174 CITY INCOME. 

Brought forioard, $12,002 74 $40,322 54 $3,023,522 28 

Per item No. 81 of Col- 
lector's account, 7,867 30 



$19,870 04 



School Expenses, School Com- 
mittee. 

Sale of books and materials, 816 18 

Per item No. 195 of Treasurer's 

account. 

Total receipts on account of ScJwols 
and School Houses, 41,138 72 

ScoUay's Building. 

On account of betterments, 1,033 34 

Per item No. 199 of Treasurer's account. 

Healers of Weights and Measures, 

Sale of wagon and harness, $45 00 

Sale of old materials, 89 10 

134 10 



Per item No. 83 of Collector's account. 

Sewers. 

From assessments on sundry persons 

for their proportion of the cost of 

sewers built by the city, $67,173 16 

From the Superintendent, for collec- 
tions made b}^ him from sundry 

persons for the right to enter their 

drains into common sewers already 

existing, 2,036 79 

From horse-railroad companies, for 

altering location of manholes, 482 00 



Per item No. 198 of Treasurer's 

account, $18,816 06 

Per item No. 86 of Collector' s account, 50,875 89 



1,691 95 



69,691 95 



Shaivmut Avenue Extension. 

Betterments, with interest, 2,014 01 

Per item No. 11 of Collector' s account. 

Carried fonvard, $3,137,534 40 



TAXES. 175 

Brought forward, $3,137,534 10 

HniaU-pox Hospital, 

From Commonwealth in reimbursement of ex- 
penses in support of persons cliargeable to 
State, $690 97 

Town of Watertown, 39 71 



Per item No. 85 of Collector's account. 



730 68 



Soldiers' JRelief. 

From the State, in reimbursement in part of the 
amount the city has advanced in conformity to 
the laws of the Commonwealth, to the families 
or other dependents on volunteers in the army 
and navy, 86,100 00 

J^er item No. 84 of Collector's account. 

South Market Street Extension. 

Betterments, with interest, . 25,343 22 

/'er item JVo. 78 of Collector's account. 

State JBank Tax. 

Tax of 1875, collected by City and paid to State 

of Massachusetts, 688,100 60 

Per item No. 24 of Collector's account. 

Suffolk Street District. 

Received on account of estates sold, instalments, 



with interest, on bonds. 
Betterments, etc., 


•er's 
ac- 


$83,215 
489 


42 
75 




83,705 


17 


Per item No. 200 of Treasto 

account, 
Per item No. 80 of Collector's 

count, 


$21,853 
61,851 


84 
33 




$83,705 


17 




Taxes. 








Collections made 1875-76 : —* 
Taxes of 1875, 

" 1874, and prior, 
From Commonwealth, for city's 
portion of tax on corporations 
Bank tax, 1875, 


^ 

pro- 

? 


^9,449,113 
1,141,249 

352,884 
241,405 


81 
85 

60 
56 


11,184,653 


82 








Carried forvmrd, 


$15, 


,206,167 


89 



176 CITY INCOME. 

:^rovght fonvard, $15,206,167 89 

Per item No. 202 of Treasurer's 
account, $710,802 57 

Per item No. 90 of Collector's ac- 
count, 10,473,851 25 



$11,184,653 82 



Tax and other Fees. 

Fees on overdue taxes and assessments, 21,058 12 

Fer item No. 204 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $325 81 

Per item No. 87 of Collector's ac- 
count, 20,732 31 



$21,058 12 

Temporary Ijoan, 

Received for temporary loan, as authorized by or- 
der of City Council of June 15, 1875, which 
amount was borrowed and made payable during 
the financial year of 1875-76, 750,000 00 

Per item No. 224 Treasurer's account. 

Town of Brighton. 

Received on account of betterments, with inter- 



12,475 00 



est, 


$10,499 80 


Taxes, 


1,950 00 


Real estate advertising, 


11 00 


Tax and other fees. 


9 20 


Deeds, 


5 00 



Per item No. 203 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $4,050 00 
Per item No. 89 of Collector' s account, 8,425 00 



12,475 00 



Washington Street Extension, 

From betterments, with interest, 47,041 99 

Per item No. 93 of Collector's account. 

Water Works Loan. 

Received during the year, for loans authorized b}'' 

the City Council, 1,740,000 00 

Per item No. 215 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $56,000 00 



Carried forward, $56, QUO 00 $17,776,743 00 



WATER WORKS. 177 

Brought forivard, $56,000 00 $17,776,743 00 

Per item, No. 221 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 132,000 00 

Per item No. 222 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 1,552,000 00 



$1,740,000 00 



Water Works. {Cochitiiate.) 

Collections by the City Treasurer and, Collector, 
and amounts paid into the treasury by the 
Cochituate Water Board. 

Collections by Treasurer and Collector : — Water 
rates due — 

For the year 1876, $717,698 93 

1875, and previous 3'ears, 318,489 05 

1,036,187 9S 

Shutting off and letting on water, for 
non-payment of rates — 

Dues of 1876, $914 00 

Dues of 1875, and previous 

years, 1,986 00 

2,900 00 

Fees on overdue rates, 12,193 25 - 

Instalment on bond, with interest, 672 28 

Collections by the Cochituate Water 
Board : — 

From Fire Department, 

for care of hydrants, $39,540 00 

Fire pipe for supplying 
stand-pipes in build- 
ings, and laying same, 
and service pipe for 
new water-takers, ex- 
tending, repairing, etc., 

Sales of old materials. 

Sale of land at Dug Pond, 

Shutting off and letting 
on water for repairs. 

Rent of house 7 Waverly 
Place, 

Rent of part of Eastern 
avenue wharf. 

Rent of pasture at lake. 

Rent of house at Welles- 
ley, 25 00 

Sales of grass, coal and 

stone bounds, 334 50 

Fines, 126 0,0 



14,927 

13,376 

3,644 


23 

18 
13 


2,582 


75 


731 


87 


300 
91 


00 
00 



75,678 66 

1,127,632 17 



Carried forivard, $18,904,375 17 

12 



178 CITY INCOME. 

Brought forward, $18,904,375 17 

Per item No. 205 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $239,298 34 

Per item No. 23 of Collector's account, 672 28 

Per item No. 16 of Collector's ac- 
count, 887,661 55 



[,127,632 17 



Water Works ^ Wards 17 and 19, 

Premium on loans sold, 10,570 00 

Per itevi No. 219 of Treasurer's account. 

West Hoston and Cragie^s Uridges, 

E-eceived from Commissioner — rents, 75 00 

Per item No. 206 of Tieaszirer's account, $25 00 
Per item No, 95 of Collector's account, 50 00 

S75 00 

Widening Streets, 

Received under the betterment law, on account of 



widening and extending: — 








Auburn street^ 


$1,135 


00 




Battery street^ 


500 


00 




Bedford street. 


552 


90 




Ctiarles street. 


459 


90 




Cliff street, 


312 


46 




Cottage street, 


3,162 


42 




Emerson street, 


322 


15 




Eustis street, 


963 


00 




Foster street. 


1,000 


00 




Magazine street. 


l,h07 


00 




Pleasant street. 


2,663 


00 




Pond street. 


770 


30 




Pynchon street. 


256 


50 




Zeigler street. 


6,905 


01 






$20,309 


64 




Instalment on bonds, with interest, 


3,021 


12 




Rents, 


1,650 


00 




Sale of old materials, 


60 


00 


25,040 76 


Per items of Treasurer's account. 


• 




No. 156, 


S500 00 




No. 161, 


170 


01 




No. 208, 


1,711 


00 




Per items of Collector's account. 









Carried forward, $2,381 01 $18,940,060 93 



WIDENING KNEELAND STREET. 



17<l 



Brought forward, 

No. 6, 
No. 7, 
No. 13, 
No. 14, 
No. 15, 
No. 30, 
No. 31, 
No. 34, 
No. 53, 
No. 60, 
No. 61, 
No. 62, 
No. 94, 
No. 97, 
No. 98, 



12,381 01 $18,940,060 93 
1,135 00 

552 90 

459 90 
3,162 42 

142 45 

322 15 

963 00 
1,000 00 
1,307 00 
2,663 00 

770 30 

256 50 

2,990 12 

6,905 01 

30 00 



5,040 76 



Widening and Grading Dudley 
and other Streets, 

On account of betterments and inter- 
est, 

Per item No. 209 of Treasurer's ac- 
count. $3,940 00 

Per ietm, No 28 of Collectors account, 4,672 93 



^,612 93 



Widening Eliot Street, 

On account of betterments and interest. 
Per item No. 29 of Collector's account. 

Widening Hanover Street, No, 2, 

On account of betterments, 
Per item No. 212 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $2,893 35 
Per item No. 38 of Collector's account, 7,520 00 



),413 35 



Widening Kingston Street, 

On account of betterments, 

Per item No. 49 of Collector's account. 

Widening Kneeland Street, 

On account of betterments, 

Carried fonvard, 



8,612 93 



555 35 



10,413 35 



5,546 25 



8,419 77 



f 18,973,608 58 



IhO CITY INCOME. 

BrougJitforioard, $18,973,008 58 

Per item No. 214 0/ Treasurer's ac- 
count, $1,246 33 
Per item No. 48 of Collector's account, 7,173 44 



5,419 77 



Widening Tremont Street, 

Instalments on bonds for estates sold, $7,227 58 
On account of betterments, 3,291 67 



Per item No. 2\l of Treasurer's account, $91 67 
Per item No. 88 of Collectors account, 10,427 58 



10,519 25 



5,776 13 



10,519 25 



Widening Warren Street, 

On account of betterments, 5,199 95 

Per item No. 210 0/ Treasurer's ac- 
count, $1,500 00 
Per item No. 92 of Collector's account, 3,699 95 



$5,199 95 

Widening Washington 
and Essex Streets. 

On account of betterments, with interest, 28,776 13 

Per item No. 213 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, $10,525 00 
Per item No. 91 of Collector's account, 18,251 13 



Total income on City Account for tJie year 1875-76, $19,018,103 91 



The income on Citj' Account, for 1875-76, stands, less the Tem- 
poi-ary Loan, in anticipation of taxes of $750,000, borrowed and 
paid, and $688,100.60, State Bank Tax, collected for and paid the 
State, at $17,580,003.31. 

ALFRED T. TURNER, 

Auditor of Accounts. 
Ofi-ice of the Auditor of Accounts, June 1, 187G. 



COUNTY EXPENDITUEES. 



Statement in detail of expenditure on account of the County of 
Suffolk, during the financial year 

187 5-7 6, 

Commencing with the first day of May, 1875, and ending with the 
last day of April, 1876. 

[The County of Suffolk comprises the cities of Boston and 
Chelsea, the towns of Revere and Winthrop. The City of Boston 
paj^s all the County expenses, owns all the County buildings, and 
receives all the County income.] 



\Paymefits draton for by the Mayor in the usual form, and paid 
through the Auditor's Office. 

Jail. 

Salaries : John M. Clark, 

jailer, $1,000 00 

Rufus R. Cook, Chap- ' 



lain. 


1,000 


00 










Turnkey, watchmen and 














matron, 


8.266 


00 


$10,266 


00 














Subsistence supplies, 






9,797 


35 






Fuel, 






2,179 


25 






Repairs, 






723 


01 






Bedding and clothing, 






427 


60 






Gas, 






634 


16 






Hay and grain, shoeing, 


repairs 


on 










vehicle and harnesses 


used 


for 










conveying prisoners from jail 


to 










court-house, 






.595 


01 






Furniture and furnishing, 






528 


69 






"Water-rates and ice, 






525 


02 






Medicines, 






123 


39 






Printing and stationer}^, 






94 


15 


$25,893 




Total Jail expenses. 






63 


Carried forward, 


$25,893 


63 



181 



182 COUNTY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $2.%f93 63 

Salaries. 

Sheriff. — John M. Clark, $2,500 00 

Supreme Judicial Court. — Assistant 
Clerk. — Fixed by State, paid by 
County . 2,500 00 

Messengei- and Assistant of the 

above Court, 1,500 00 

Superior Court, C'wW session • — As- 
sistant Clerk. Fixed by State, paid 
by County, 2,500 00 

Stenographic reporter, 2,000 00 

Superior and 3funicipal Courts, Crim- 
inal sessions: — Clerk employed 
in paying witnesses' and oflScers' 
fees, 2,400 00 

3[avicipal Court, Criminal ses- 
sion : — Six constables stationed 
in this Court, at $1,800 each per 
annum, 10,740 00 

Municipal Court, Civil session : — 
Assistant Clerk. Fixed by State, 
paid by Coimty, 1,800 00 

Two constables stationed in this 

Court, at $1,200 each per annum, 2,400 00 

28,340 00 



Court House. 














Janitor, 










$3,000 00 


Repairs and alterations. 








3,846 


32 


Furniture and furnis 


liing, 








3,286 


53 


Water-rates and ice, 










2,198 


25 


Fuel, 










2,058 


57 


Gas, 










568 


12 


Watering Court squa 


ire, ar 
Jury- 


id supplies, 
•waived Ca! 


286 


72 


Room for Hearing 


5ES, 




39 Court street. 














Rent and gas, 










$1,085 


47 


Furniture, 










407 


66 


Fitting, 










312 


23 



Probate and Registry of Deeds Building, 

Janitor and messenger, $1,300 00 
Rent of a portion of the Massnchu- 

•setts Historical Society's Building, 9,000 00 

Furniture and furnishing, 638 57 

Gas, 570 01 

Repairs, 350 64 



15,244 51 



1,805 36 



Carried forward, $11,859 22 $71,283 50 



PAYMENTS 


• 


1 


.83 


Brought forioard^ 


$11,859 22 


$71,283 


50 


Fuel, 


342 50 






Water-rates and ice, 


212 25 






Washing and small supplies, 


202 80 










12,616 


77 


Municipal Court, Southern District. 








Constables, 


$3,000 00 






Conveying prisoners, 


653 00 






Repairs, 


644 48 






Janitor, 


600 00 






Fuel, 


233 10 






Printing and stationery, 


214 27 






Furniture and supplies, 


200 90 










5,545 


75 



Municipal Court, Dorchester Distbtct. 

Constable, $1,020 00 

Janitor, 580 00 

Furniture and furnishing, 351 31 

Printing and stationery, 151 30 

Gas and fuel, 108 30 

Repairs, 89 55 



Municipal Court, Chaelestown 


District. 




2,300 


46 


Constables, 




$2,400 00 






Janitor, 




602 


00 






Conveying prisoners, 




329 


00 






Repairs, 




304 


07 






Fuel, 




211 


00 






Printing and stationery, 




118 


37 






Gas and supplies, 




66 


00 






Furniture, 




62 


19 






Refreshments for jurors, 




51 


00 


4 143 


63 


Municipal Court, South 


Boston. 






*i: ^ LitKfi 




Constables, 




$2,600 00 






Furniture and furnishing. 




652 


88 






Janitor, 




650 


00 






Printing, 




389 


44 


* 




Repairs, 




360 


67 






Fuel and supplies. 




144 


50 






Stationery, 




125 


73 






Water-rates and ice, 




59 


50 


4,982 


72 








1 M 


Municipal Court, East Boston. 










Constables, 




$2,040 


00 






Janitor, 




600 


00 






Repairs, 




521 


58 






Printing and stationery, 




356 


99 






Carried forward^ 


$3,518 


57 


$100,872 


83 



184 COUNTY EXPENDITURES. 

Brought forward, $3,518 57 8100,872 83 

Fuel and supplies, 243 52 

Furniture, 147 67 

Water-rates, ice and gas, ' 44 50 

3,954 26 



Municipal Court, West Roxburt District. 


Constables, 


$1,870 00 


Janitor, 


520 00 


Eepairs, 


352 95 


Fuel, 


281 50 


Printing and stationery, 


126 13 


Conveying prisoners, 


112 00 


FurnitiH'e, 


8 50 


Municipal Court, Brighton District 




Constable, 


$1,200 00 


Repairs, 


672 78 


Janitor, 


560 00 


Conveying and feeding prisoners, 


231 25 


Printing and stationery, 


118 26 


Furniture, gas and water-rates, 


107 51 


Fuel and supplies, 


125 30 



Office Expenses. 

Probate ofl8ce — printing, $2,257 14 

Clerical services, . 1,347 50 

Stationery, 526 68 

Binding, 138 50 

Registry of Deeds office — stationer}', 
Binding, 

Superior Court, Criminal — printing, 
Stationery, 

Superior Court, Civil — printing, 
Stationer}', 



Indexes for the Registry of Deeds. 

Arranging indexes for Registry of Deeds in com- 
pliance with orders of the Board of Aldermen : — 
Grantor and grantees of 1874, $2,200 00 

Title-pages, 159 00 



$1,353 

508 


05 
50 


$1,174 
9 


41 

20 


$940 
166 


75 
88 



3,271 08 



3,015 10 



4,269 82 
1,861 55 
1,183 61 
1,107 63 



2,359 00 



Carried fonvard, $121,894 88 



PAYMENTS. 185 

BrougJit forward, ' $121,894 88 

Indexes for the Registry of Probate. 

Classifying, unclei- orders of the Board of Alder- 
men, the papers from 1638 to 1870. 
Clerical services, 5,637 25 

Committing Officers. 

Fees and expenses of committing officers for hear- 
ing and determining commilments on applica- 
tions made in this Connty for admission to State 
Industrial School at Lancaster, Reform School 
at Westhoro', and Lunatic Hospitals : ■ — 
Judges and Trial Justices, $4,400 90 

Deputy Sheriff and Constables, 3,137 70 

7,538 60 

Rent of three offices for the Commonwealth's 
Attorney for the County of Suffolk, and his two 
Assistants, 1,200 00 

Annual payment to the Social Law Library for 
1875, as required by the Stat, of 1859, chap. 
172, 1,000 00 

Colored drawings, mounting and framing of de- 
sign for new Court house, 164 50 

Expenses of Committees : — 

On Inspection of Prisons of 1875 : 

Refreshments, $11 20 

Carriage-hire and refreshments for drivers 

and baiting horses, 28 00 

39 20 



Total payments on Mayor's drafts, $137,474 43 

Per item No. 228 of Treasurer's account. 

Payments made by the County Treasurer, as . 
reported by him to the Auditor. These payments 
were made on requisitions by the judges of the 
several Courts, etc., and are not draion for by the 
Mayor ; nor are they in any way under the con- 
trol or supervision of the city authorities. 

Superior Court — Criminal Session. 

Witnesses, $40,941 87 

Jurors, 27,037 84 



Carried forioard, $67,979 71 $137,474 43 



186 COUNTT EXPENDITURES. 

Bronght forward, $67,979 71 $137,474 43 

Constables, 18,970 21 
Clerk and Assistants, 13,343 49 
Deputy Sheriffs, 2,089 96 
Chelsea Justices' and Officers' ex- 
penses in appealed ca'-e, 1,754 46 
Stationery, 1,719 89 
Messenger and crier, 1,035 00 
James H. Lambert, expenses in 
bringing John White from Cali- 
fornia, 592 57 
Medical and other experts, 330 00 
Expenses of officers in arresting 
criminals, transportation of' pris- 
oners, and smidr}' small expenses, 278 10 
Refreshments for jurors, 238 00 
Isaac Hines — expenses in Bussey 
Woods homicide case, travelling 
and other expenses to St. John, 215 69 
Municipal Court, Dorchester Dis- 
trict — expenses in appealed cases, 105 38 
Rent of room at 61 Court street, 75 00 
Advertising, 20 13 
Hack-hire, 11 00 

108,758 59 



Per item No. 259 of Treasurer's account. 

Sdperiok Court — Civil Sessions. 
Jurors, $39,216 75 

Constables, 6,349 47 

Messenger, crier and assistants, 2,599 00 

Deputy Sheriffs, 1,981 89 

Refreshments for jurors, 1,020 10 

Stationery, 945 48 

Clerk of the Court, 744 44 
Examiners of candidates for admission 

to the bar, 350 00 

Printing, 226 99 

Sundry small items, 56 05 

Expert, 14 00 



Per item No. 230 of Treasurer's account. 
Supreme Judicial Court. 

Jurors, $S,307 81 

AVitnesses, 3,781 52 

Medical and other experts iu Pera- 

berton and Piper cases, 3,680 00 

Constables, 2,622 85 

Sheriff and Deputies, 2,184 10 

Stenographic reporter, 1,808 25 

Refreshments for jurors, 1,546 20 



53,504 17 



Carried fonvard, $23,930 73 $299,737 19 





PAYMENTS 


• 




1«7 


Brought forward. 






$23,930 


73 


$299,737 19 


Clerk and assistant, 






790 


99 




Messenger, 






729 


00 




Stationery, 






611 


62 




Carriage-hire, 






507 


09 




Plans, etc., 






347 


50 




Incidentals, 






181 


30 




Printing, 






112 


85 


' 


Expenses of A. P. Dearboi 


rn : — 










In case of Peniberton, 


• $72 


33 








Ditto, incase of Piper, 


29 


97 


102 


30 




Expenses of R. Stone, 


Jr., and 


X\J i^ 


ov/ 




Richard Olney, in case 


of Cora- 








monwealth vs. P. Larachelle, 




100 


00 




Counsel fees. 






70 


00 


97 i«a .qs 



Per item No. 232 of Treasurer's account. 
Municipal Court — Criminal Session. 

^Witnesses, $9,735 67 

Copyists, 1,900 08 

Printing, 923 50 

Stationery, 197 14 

Incidentals, 18 00 



112,774 39 



Truancy and Juvenile Offenders. 
Fees and costs of officers 

in truancy cases, $319 10 

Ditto, before Trial Justices 

for Juvenile Offenders, 810 23 









13,903 
1,924 


72 


Per item No. 231 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, 

Per item No. 235 of Treasurer' s ac- 
count, 


$10,865 
3,03H 


00 

72 






$13,903 


72 




Municipal Court — Civil Session. 

Copyists, 

Printing, 

Messenger, 

Stationery, 

Incidentals, 


$891 

493 

312 

211 

16 


68 
00 
00 
57 
00 


'>5 


Per item No. 236 of Treasurer's accom 


nt. 






Carried forward. 


$343,048 


54 



*$6,124 of this amount were Police officers' fees, paid to Police Charitable Fund. 



188 COUNTY EXPENDITURES. 



Brought forward^ 






Insanity Cases. 






Expenses of officers in insanity 






cases before the Judge of Pro- 






bate, 


$4,684 


63 


Plij^sicians' fees, 


2,754 


10 


Witnesses' fees, 


232 


80 



Per item No. 233 of Treasurer's account. 

Coroners' Inquests. 

Paid for Inquests on dead bodies and Views of 
dead bodies when no Inquests were held, said 
Inquests and Views being approved by the City 
Auditor, as required by the statute : — 



Coroners, 


$3,502 58 




Jurors, 


2,887 06 




Medical examinations, 


1,790 00 




Constables, 


901 90 




Scribes, 


561 10 




Witnesses, 


553 90 




Removing bodies. 


403 20 




Chemists, 


170 00 


$10,769 74 


Fire Inquest. 




Jurors, 




20 48 



Per item No. 234 of Treasurer's account. 



Recapitulation. 

On .drafts drawn by the Mayor, and 
approved by the Committee on 
Accounts, $137,474 43 

On drafts drawn by the County au- 
thorities, independent of the City 
authorities, 224,035 86 



Total Expenditures on County Ac- 
count, for the year 1875-76, $361,510 29 



$343,048 54 



7,671 53 



10,790 22 
561,510 29 



ALFRED T. TURNER, 

Auditor of Accounts. 



Office of the Auditor of Accounts, June 1, 1876. 



COUNTY INCOME. 



Statement of the Receipts on account of the County of Suffolk, 
during the financial year 

1875-76, 

Commencing with the first day of May, 1875, and ending ivith the 
last day of April, 1876. 



Sheriff. 

Eeceived from the Sheriff of the County for fines, 
forfeitures and costs taxed in the Superior Court, 
Criminal Session, and there paid, $28,373 66 

Supreme Judicial Court, 105 00 

Fines and costs paid. at Jail, viz. : — 

Municipal Court, Sen- 
tences, i4,047 90 

Superior Court, Criminal 

Session, Sentences, 3,404 05 



7,451 95 

Board of United States prisoners, 1,475 13 



Per item No. 237 of Treasurer's 

account, $10,835 93 

Per item No. 99 of Collector's 

account, 26,569 81 



^37,405 74- 



Municipal Cotirtf Criminal Session, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and costs 
in criminal cases, collected by him, $23,461 79 
Less paid clerk-hire, $7,600 00 

Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty 
to Animals, 102 00 

Complainants in cer- 
tain cases, 50 00 
Special Justice, 20 00 

7,772 00 



^405 74 



15,689 79 



Carried forward, f 53,095 53 

189 



190 COUNTY INCOME. 

Brovght forward, $53,095 53 

Per item I{o. 238 of Treasurer's 

account^ $5,755 37 

Per iteiiv No. 110 of Collector's 

account, 9,934 42 



$15,689 79 



J\£iinici2>cil Courts Southern District, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and costs, 
collected by him, $5,810 54 

Less police officers' fees paid Police 
Charitable Fund, $1,054 60 
Witnesses' fees. 
Officers' expenses, 
Special justices. 
Complainants in cer- 
tain cases. 
Constables' fees, 
Postage and small 

items, 59 15 

Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty 
to Animals, 17 00 

2,277 27 



412 


20 


364 


87 


190 


00 


105 


00 


74 


45 



Per item No. 239 of Treasurer's 

account, $1,174 64 

Per item No. 108 of Collector's 

account, 2,358 63 



5,533 27 



Municipal Courts South Boston. 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and 
costs, $7,865 25 

Less police officers' fees paid Police 
Charitable Fund, 
AVitnesses' fees. 
Special Justices, 
Complainants in cer- 
tain cases, 
Postage and small 
items, 



Car lied forivard, 



3,533 27 



1.144 70 
402 00 
160 00 








160 00 








78 20 


1,944 


90 






5,920 35 














$62,549 15 



MUNICIPAL COUUT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 15)1 

Brought forward, $62,549 15 

Per item No. 245 of Treasurei-'s ac- 
count, $2,036 11 

Per item No. 106 of Collector'' s ac- 
count, 3,884 24 



$5,920 35 



Municipal Courtf Dorchester Dis- 
trict, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and costs, 
collected by him, $1,517 58 

Less paid Special Justices, $135 78 
Witnesses' fees, 143 00 

Officers' expenses, 98 55 

Police officers' fees 
paid Police Char- 
itable Fund, 82 20 
Complainants in cer- 
tain cases and 
small items, 38 70 



498 23 



Per item No. 240 of Treasurer's account, $245 17 
Per item No. 109 of Collector's account, 774 18 



,019 35 



Mutiicij)al Courts CJiarlestoivn Dis- 
trict. 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and 
costs, $3,420 30 

Less paid police officers' fees paid 
Police Charitable Fund, $638 10 
Witnesses' fees, ' 442 40 

Special Justices, 153 34 

Society for the Pre- 
vention ofCruelty 
to Animals, 40 00 

Complainants in cer- 
tain cases and 
small items, 93 60 



1,367 44 



1,019 35 



— 2,052 86 

Carried forward, fG5,621 o6 



192 COUNTY INCOME. 

Brought forimrd, $65,621 36 

Per item Nu. 241 of Treasurer's accourit, $714 02 
Fer item No. 107 of Collector' s account, 1,338 84 



5,052 86 



Munici2>al Court , East Boston, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and 
costs, $4,249 15 

Less police officers' fees paid Police 
Charitable Fund, $499 40 
Witnesses' fees, 362 30 

Special Justices, 65 00 

Complainants in cer- 
tain cases and small 
items, 114 82 

1,031 52 



Per item No. 242 of Treasurer' s account, $1,124 47 
Per item No. 104 of Collector's account, 2,093 16 



!.217 63 



Municix^al Court, West Hoxbiiry, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and 
costs, $1,924 65 

Less police officers' fees paid Police 
Charitable Fund, $120 00 
Witnesses' fees, 135 95 

Special Justice, 105 00 

Complainants in cer- 
tain cases and small 
items, 72 33 

433 28 



Per item. No. 243 of Treasurer's account, $544 13 
Per item No. 103 of Collector's account, 947 24 



11,491 37 



3£anicipal Court, BrUjhton. 

From the Clerk of this Court, for fines and 
costs, $1,934 17 

Less police officers' fees paid Police 
Charitable Fund, $232 90 



3,217 63 



1,491 37 



Carried forward, $232 90 $1,934 17 $70,330 36 



TRIAL JUSTICES FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS. 193 

$1,934 17 $70,330 36 



Brought forward^ 


$232 90 


Witnesses' fees, 


172 20 


Society for tlie Pre- 




vention of Cruelty 




to Animals 


149 00 


Special Justices, 


96 00 


Complainants in cer- 




tain cases and small 




items, 


69 06 



719 16 

Per item JSfo. 244 of Treasurers account, $559 22 
Per item No. 105 of Collector's account, 655 79 



L,215 01 



110,230 91 



;,847 67 



),433 10 



Trial Justices /qv Juvenile Offend- 
ers, 

From Justices appointed for the trial of juvenile 
offenders, for fines and costs collected by 
them, $1,521 87 



1,215 01 



House of Industry. 

From the Superintendent of this House, for fines 

and costs collected by him on the discharge of 

prisoners, 10,230 91 

Per item No. 250 of Treasurer's account, $2,992 12 

Per item No. 113 of Collector's account, 7,238 79 



Municipal Coui^t, Civil Session, 

From Clerk of this Court, for fees in civil cases, 

collected by him, • 6,847 67 

Per item No. 247 of Treasurer's ac- 
count, il,177 55 

Per item No. Ill of Collector's account, 5,670 12 



Superior Court, Civil Session, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for half of surplus 

fees, collected by him, 6,433 10 

Per item No. 251 of Treasurer's account, $324 76 
Per item No. 102 of Collector's account, 6,108 34 



Carried forward, $1,521 87 $95,057 05 

13 



194 COUNTY INCOME. 

BrovgJit forivard, $1,521 87 $95,057 05 

Less police officers' fees paid to 

Police Charitable Fund, $42 60 

Witnesses' fees, 113 86 

Magistrates' fees and 

office expenses, 15 75 



172 21 



Per item No. 249 of Treasurer's account, $202 31 
Per item No. 11 o of Collector's account, 1,147 35 

$1,349 6Q 



Chelsea Police Court, 

From Justice of this Court, for fines and costs 
collected by him, — balance after paying ex- 
penses, $1,271 02 

Unclaimed witnesses' fees, 17 42 



$759 03 



1,349 66 



1,288 44 



Per item No. 114 of Collector's account. 

Superior Courts Criminal Session. 

From the Clerk of this Court, for half of surplus 

fees., collected by him, 1,495 58 

Per item No. 101 of Collector's account. 

Supreme Judicial Court, 

From the Clerk of this Court, for half of surplus 

fees, collected by him, 759 03 

Per item No. 246 of Treasurer's account., $368 07 
Per item No. 100 of Collector's account., 390 96 



House of Correction, 

From the Master of the House of Correction, for 
fines and costs collected by him on the dis- 
charge of prisoners from that house, 477 05 

Per item No. 248 of Treasurer's account, 
Per item No. 112 of Collector's account, 



Carried forward. 



$43 10 
433 95 




$477 05 










$100,426 81 



COUNTY STATEMENT. 195 

Brought fortvard, $100,426 81 

House of Connection f Mast Cam- 
bridge, 

From the Master of the House of Correction, for 
fines and costs imposed by Municipal Court, 
Cbarlestown, collected by him on the discharge 
of prisoners from that house, 164 82 

Per item No. 117 of Collector'' s account. 

State Constable, 

From the State Constable ; being proceeds of sales 

of furniture, etc., taken at gambling-houses, and 

sold by order of Court, 41 22 

Per item No. 252 of Treasurer's account, $13 66 

Per item No. 116 of Collector's accourit, 27 56 



$41 22 



Municipal Court-roonif Dorchester 
District, 

Received for use of room, 55 00 

Per item No. 118 of Collector's account. 



Total income on County Account for the year 

1875-76, $100,687 85 

COUNTY STATEMENT. — — 

The preceding County of Suffolk expenses and income show the 
following result : — 

The expenditures on account of the County of 

Suffolk, as per details ou page 181, $361,510 29 

The income on this account from all sources, as 

per details on page 189, 100,687 85 



Balance against the County, 8260,822 44 

Which is an increase, of the balance against the County of Suffolk, 
from that of last year, of $22,412.80. 

Of the $361,510.29, the city authorities had cognizance of 
$] 37,474.43, and the balance, $224,035.86, was paid on requisi- 
tions of the Judges of the scA^eral Courts, and for Coroners' ac- 
counts, approved by the City Auditor, for expenses of inquests 
,and views on bodies " supposed to have come to death by vio-. 
lence." Coroners' views are cases where no inquests are held. 
The Coroners, in such cases, received a fee of f 4 on each body, for 
examining into the causes of death. 

ALFRED T. TURNER, 

Auditor of Accounts. 
Office of the Auditor of Accounts, June 1, 1876. 



AUDITOE'S AGGEEGATES. 

CITY AND COUNTY. 

18 7 5-7 6, 



Of the whole amount of the expenditures for city and county, for 
the year 1875-7G, there was drawn for by the Ma3'or, through 
the office of the Auditor of Accounts, after the same had been 
previous!}' certified to by the Auditor of Accounts, and approved 
b}' the Committee on Accounts, viz. : — 

On City of Boston account, f 12,391,170 45 

On Count}' of Suffolli account, 137,474 43 



$12,528,644 88 



The following sums were paid by the Treasurer, 
on accounts and requisitions which were not 
passed upon by the Committee on Accounts of 
the City Council, but under authorit}'^ of ordi- 
nances of the City Council, and. State laws, 
viz. : — 

Commissioners on the SinJcing Funds. 

Board of Commissioners on the Sinking Funds 

for the redemption of the debt of the city, as 

follows : — 
Balance of appropriations and excess of revenue, 

1875-76, $993,595 31 

To the — 
General Debt Sinking Fund, 270,583 09 

Consolidated Street Improvement 

Fund, 153,042 14 

Burnt District Revenue Fund, 224,793 49 

Street Improvement Loans Revenue 

Fund, 178,520 32 

Suffolk StreetDistrict Revenue Fund, 85,465 17 
Mystic Water AYorks Sinking Fund, 65,042 34 
Public Buildings Revenue Fund, 2,734 68 

Water Works Sinking Fund, 386 00 

Liquor License Revenue, 130,000 00 



2,104,162 54 



Carried forward, $14,032,807 42 



196 



auditor's aggregates. 197 

Brought forward, $14,632,807 42 

Inter'est and Premium on City Debt, 

Interest on the City Debt and the assumed debts 
b}'^ annexation, as it became due ; incUiding the 
exchange and premium on gohl, in which, or its 
equivalent, part of said payments were made, 1,704,288 39 

Cochituate Water Works, Interest and Pre- 
initim. 

Interest on the Cochituate Water Loans, including 
the exchange and premium on gold, with which, 
or their equivalent, said interest was paid, also 
interest on the net cost of the Works over and 
above that portion of the debt represented by 
the outstanding loans, 833,364 81 

State Tax, 

City of Boston's proportion of the State Tax for 
the year 1875 (whole tax assessed on all the 
cities and towns, $2,000,000), 802,120 00 

Bank Tax, 

Taxes of non-resident Bank stockholders collected 

and paid to State of Massachusetts, 691,386 90 

Count]/ of Suffolk, 

On orders and requisitions from the Judges of the 

several Courts, and other County authorities, 224,035 86 

Mifstic Water Works Interest. 

Interest on outstanding Mystic Water Works 

loans, 70,280 00 

Liquor License Mevenue. 

Proportion paid State of Massachusetts of Liquor 

License fees, 61,962 50 

Sundry Items, 

Detailed in Treasurer's report, offset by Revenue 

receipts, 68,717 33 

Old Claims. 

Accounts audited, allowed and drawn for in pre- 
vious years, but not paid till 1875-76, 1,203 57 

Total payments as shown by Auditor, $19,090,166 78 



198 auditor's aggregates. 

The total payments of $19,090,166.78 are divided 

as follows, viz. : — 
City of Boston account, $18,728,656 49 

County of Suffolk account, 361,510 29 





report 


$19,090,166 


78 


The payments as per Treasurer's 


were : 




On City of Boston account, 




$18,728,118 


01 


On County of Suffolk account, 




361,510 


29 




$19,089,628 


30 


Add Auditor of Accounts' drafts of 


1875-76, 




not paid at the Treasurer's ( 


office. 


drawn as 




follows.: — 








On account of Additional Supply 


of 






Water, 




$14 97 




Armories, 




75 00 




East Boston Ferries, 




38 00 




Fire Department, 




132 00 




Paving, 




145 50 




Public Institutions : 








House of Industry, 




28 08 




Pauper Expenses, 




26 00 




School Houses, P, B., 




57 83 




"Water Works, 




21 10 








538 


48 


Total as sJiown by the Auditor^ 


$19,090,166 


78 



The total payments, including all the drafts of the 
Auditor of Accounts, on account of the City of 
Boston, as shown above, $18,728,656 49 

Less temporary loans issued in an- 
ticipation of taxes, and paid, $750,000 00 
Revenue received and paid to the 

Sinking Fund Commissioners, 2,104,162 54 
Bank tax collected and paid to 

State, 691,386 90 

Sundry items offset in the revenue, 

per details in Treasurer's report, 68,717 33 



3,614,266 77 



We have the total real expenditures 
of the City of Boston, 1875-76, 
including the State Tax, soldiers' 
relief payments, and liquor rev- 
enue paid to State, $15,114,389 72 

Add County of Suffolk payments, 361 ,51 29 

We have the total real expenflitures 
for the City of Boston and County 
of Suffolk, 1875-76, $15,475,900 01 



TEEASURY AGGREGATES AND TREASURER'S BALANCE, 

^PRIL 30, 1876. 



RECEIPTS IN, AND PAYMENTS FROM, THE CITY AND 
COUNTY TREASURY DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 
1875-76, AND TREASURER'S BALANCE, APRIL 30, 1876. 



According to the Treasurer's accounts, the gross amount of actual 
receipts into the General Treasuiy {City and County)^ between 
the last day of April, 1875, and the first day of Ma}', 1876, was 
as follows : — 

On City of Boston account, $19,018,103 91 

On County of Suffolk account, 100,687 85 



$19,118,791 76 
The balance in the Treasury at the commence- 
ment of the 3'ear, May 1, i875, was 3,437,504 61 



$22,556,296 37 



The gross amount of actual payments from the 
General Treasury {City and County), during 
the same period, was as follows : — 

On City of Boston account, $18,728,118 01 

On County of Suffolk account, 361,510 29 



Total payments, $19,089,628 30 



Balance, per Treasurer's account, 30th of April, 

1876, $3,466,668 07 

Add — Advanced by Treasurer pa^^ments of Au- 
ditor's draft on account of Oliver Street Im- 
provement under authority of a loan of $150,000 
for that object not negotiated, awaiting action 
in Court, from which revenue is expected to be 
recovered sufficient to meet the sum advanced, 84,329 28 



We have the real balance belonging to the Treas- 
ury, April 30, 1876, $3,550,997 35 

199 



200 TREASURY AGGREGATES AND TREASURER'S BALANCE. 

This balance of $3,550,997.35, as given on page 199, is subject to 
tlie following payments : — 

Balances carried to 1876-77, $3,447,972 02 

Temporary Loan, issued in 1869, upon which 
interest lias ceased, $100,000 00 

Police Charitable Fund, 270 14 

Stoughton Poor Fund, 885 02 

Goodnow City Hospital Fund, 158 00 

Nichols City Hospital Fund, 580 50 

Mt. Hope Cemetery Trust Fund, 1,061 17 

Phillips Street Fund, 70 50 

Cedar Grove Cemetery Trust Fund, 50 00 

103,025 33 

$3,550,997 35 



THE SINKING FUNDS 

FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE DEBT OF THE CITY. 



COMMISSIONERS, MAT, 1876. 

Samuel C. Cobb, Mayor, Chairman. 

Alfred T. Turner, Auditor of Accounts, Secretary. 

John T. Clark, Chairman Board of Alderman. 

Francis H, Peabody, Chairman Committee on Finance on part 
of the Common Council. 

Newton Talbot, at Large. 

George P. Denny, " 

Treasurer of the Board, C. H. Dennie. 

The Commissioners act under authority of the ordinances of the 
City Council of December 24, 1870, and the Act of the Legisla- 
ture of Massachusetts of 1875, entitled " An Act to Regulate and 
Limit Municipal Indebtedness." The following is the annual 
report of the Commissioners, giving, in tabular form, statements of 
their transactions during the financial year 1875-76, with the 
condition of the several funds as they existed April 30, 1876, 
commencing on the next page, as presented by C. H. Dennie, 
Treasurer of the Board. 

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204 



THE SINKING FUNDS. 



Debt.— Funded, Paid and Redeemed 1875-1876. 



Title of Loan. 


Outstanding 
April 30, 1875. 


Funded 
1875-1876. 


Paid and 
Redeemed 

1875-1876. 


Outstanding 
April 30, 1876. 


General Debt 

Consolidated St. Improve- 


$14,994,125 75 

3,585,389 40 
6,375.603 73 
5,865,000 00 
1,861,000 00 
1,330,000 00 
8,123,711 11 
1,280,000 00 


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'1^740, bob bo 

205,000 00 


$1,293,705 15 

25,789 11 
275,-^00 00 
175.000 00 

85,000 00 

4,000 00 

128,000 00 

167,000 00 


$13,700,420 60 

3,559,600 29 
6,100.103 73 
6..S33,000 00 
1,776,000 00 
1.326,000 00 
9,735.711 11 
1,318,000 00 


Burnt District 

Street Improvement .... 
Suflblk Street district . . . 

Public Building 

Cochituate Water 

Mystic Water 


Totals 


$43,414,829 99 


$2,588,000 00 


$2,153,994 26 


$43,848,835 73 



City Debt, outstandiiigApril 30, 1875 834,011,118 88 
Outstanding April 30, 1876 . . 32,795,124 62 



Decrease of City Debt 1875-1876 

Cochituate "Water Debt, outstanding 
April 30, 1876 .... 
Outstanding April 30, 1875 



^9,735,711 11 
8,123,711 11 



.,215,994 26 



Increase of Cochituate Water Debt 1875-1876 $1,612,000 00 

Mystic Water Debt, outstanding April 

30, 1876 $1,318,000 00 

Outstanding April 30, 1875 . . 1,280,000 00 



Increase of Mystic Water Debt 1875-1876 . 



$38,000 00 



Increase of Cochituate Water Debt . $1,612,000 00 
Increase of Mystic Water Debt . 38,000 00 



Decrease of City Debt ..... 
Increase of Gross Debt 1875-1876 [see page 205] 



-$1,650,000 00 
1,215,994 26 

$434,005 74 



THE SINKING FUNDS. 



205 



statement of the Funded Debt April 30, 1876. 



Title of Loan. 



General Debt. 
Funded prior to organization of Board $14,166,789 80 
Debts assumed by nniiexatioii .... 2,555.940 00 
Funded since organization of Board . 125,000 00 

Consolidated Street Improvement 

Burnt District 

Street Improvement 

Suffolls Street district 

Public Building 

Cocliituate Water 

Mystic Water 

Totals 



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$16,847, 
3,823, 
6.671, 
7,16S, 
2,375, 
1.414, 
9,863. 
1,608. 



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415 89 
176 65 
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000 00 
000 00 
711 11 
000 00 



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$3,147,309 26 
26:?.815 60 
571,072 92 
835,000 00 
599,000 00 
88,00iJ 00 
128,000 00 
290,000 00 



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3,-'i59,600 29 
6,100,103 73 
6.3.33,000 00 
1,776,000 00 
1,326,000 00 
9,735,711 n 
1,318,000 00 



$43,848,835 73 



Gross Debt April 30, 1876 
Gross Debt April 30, 1875 



$43,848,835 73 
43,414,829 99 



Increase of Gross Debt 1875-1876 . 



$434,005 74 



Gross Debt April 30, 1875 . $43,414,829 99 

LessRedemption Funds April 30, 1875 15,038,899 68 



Net Debt April 30, 1875 



$28,375,930 31 



Gross Debt April 30, 1876 . $43,848,835 73 

Less Redemption Funds April 30, 1876 15,813,209 07 



Net Debt April 30, 1876 . 
Decrease of Net Debt 1875-1876 



$28,035,626 66 
$340,303 65 



Redemption Funds April 30, 1876 $15,813,209 07 
Redemption Funds April 30, 1875 15,038,899 68 



Increase of Redemption Funds 1875-1876 $774,309 39 

Increase of Gross Debt 1875-1876 . . 434,005 74 

Decrease of Net .Debt, as above . . . $340,303 65 



206 THE SINKING FUNDS. 



Sources of Revenue, 1875-1876. 

Betterments, $443,656 29 

Instalments on Land and Street Bonds, 313,328 64 

Interest on Betterments, 13,426 50 

" Land and Street Bonds, 83,322 34 

Rents, 16,533 33 

Sewer Assessments, 3,152 52 

Small-pox Hospital, 730 68 

Broadway Bridge Foundations, 385 80 

Fort Hill Liiprovement, 39,181 87 

Quincy School-house Lot, 355 00 

Extension of time for building, ■ 1,451 92 

Liquor Licenses, 130,000 00 

Mystic Water Works, 65,042 34 

Appropriation and Revenue Balances, 1875-76, 993, 5U5 31 



Total Received from City Treasurer, 1875-76, $2,104,162 54 

Add: Balances of Appropriations and Revenue, 
1874-75, distributed among the Sinking Funds 

in 1876, 761,242 72 

Total Receipts, as per Table on page 202, $2,865,405 26 

Interest Received, 1875-1876. 

On Investments, $822,488 63 

" Bank Deposits, 41,101 79 

" Redeemed Debt, from Baring Bros., & Co., 7,263 06 

Premium on sale of Mystic Water Bonds, 2,340 00 



Total Interest Received, as per Table on page 202, $873,193 48 



Statement of Debt Paid and Redeemed, 1875-1876. 

City, 5 per cent., Gold, due 1875-1876, $161,500 00 

City, 6 per cent.. Currency, due 1875-1876, 912,250 00 
Roxbury, 5 per cent., Currency, due 1875-1876, . 43,000 00 

Roxbuiy, 6 percent.. Currency, due 1875-1876, 6,000 00 

Roxbury, No Interest, Gold, due 1875-1876, 150 00 
West Roxbury, 6 per cent., Currency, due 1875- 

1876, 5,000 00 
West Roxbur^', 6j- per cent., Currency, due 1875- 

1876, 10,000 00 
West Roxbury. 7 per cent., Currenc}', due 1875- 

1876, 10,000 00 
Dorchester, 5^ per cent., Currency-, due 1875- 

1876, 6,000 00 



Carried forward, $1,153,900 00 



THE SINKING FUNDS. 207 

BrovgJit forivard, ' $1,153,900 00 

Dorchester, 7 per cent., Cnrrencj^ due 1875-1876, 5,000 00 

Brighton, 6 per cent., Currene3', due 1875-1876, 11,000 00 

Brighton, 7 per cent.. Currency, due 1875-1876, 72,000 00 

Chai'lestown, 6 per cent., Currency, due 1875-1876, 21,500 00 

Charlestown, 7 per cent,. Currency, due 1875-1876, 30,305 15 
Consolidated Street Improvement, 5 per cent., 
Sterlina:, due 1899-1900 — per contract with 

Baring'Bios. & Co., £9,300, 44,447 21 



$1,338,152 36 



Cochituate "Water, 6 per cent., Currencj'^, due 

1875-1876, 128,000 00 

M3'stic AVater, 6 per cent.. Currency, due 1875- 

^1876, 167,000 00 



Total Debt, paid at maturity, $1,633,152 36 

Bonds belonging to the Sinking Funds, Redeemed 

by Revenue Funds : — 
Burnt District, 6 per cent. Currency, due 1894 

-1895, $275,500 00 

Street Improvement, 6 per cent., 

Currency, due 1890-1891, 20,000 00 

Street Improvement, 6 per cent., 

Currency, due 1891-1892, 22,000 00 

Street Improvement, 6 per cent.. 

Currency, due 1892-1893, 103,000 00 

Street Improvement, 6 per cent., 

Currency, due 1893-1894, 30,000 00 

Public Building, 6 per cent.. Curren- 
cy, due 1882-1883, 4,000 00 
Suftolk-street District, 6 per cent., 

Currency, due 1891-1892, 85,000 00 



Redeemed before due, 539.500 00 



Total Paid and Redeemed, as per Table, p 202, $2,172,652 36 

Cash actually Received and Paid 1875-76. 

Balance on hand April 30, 1875, $1,201,759 53 

RECEIVED. 

From City Treasurer for Redemp- 
tion of Debt, $2,104,162 54 

From Interest on Investments, 822,488 63 

" Interest on Bank Deposits, 41,101 79 

" Baring Bros. & Co., Int. on 

Redeemed Debt, 7,263 06 



2,975,016 02 



Carried forivard, $4,176,775 55 



208 



THE SINKING FUNDS. 



Brought forward^ 

PAID. 

For City Debt, $1,207,847 21 

" Cochituate Water Debt, 128,000 00 

" Mystic " " 167,000 00 
" Exchange on remittances to 

Baring Bros. & Co., 7,513 60 

" Premium on Gold purcliased, 22,880 67 
" Bonds purchased from City 

Treasurer for Investments, 886,000 00 



Balance on hand April 30, 1876, 

Deposited in Merchants' National 

Bank, $1,455,630 36 

Deposited in Globe National Bank, 301,903 71 

Gain in Assets 1875-76. 

Investmentspurchasedof CityTreas., $886,000 00 
Premium on Mystic Water Bonds 

purchased by Consolidated Street 

Improvement Sinking Fund from 

Mystic Water Sinking Fund, at 

par, $39,000 00 

Cost of same to Mystic 

Water Sinking Fund, 36,660 00 



1,176,775 55 



Less Bonds paid and cancelled : 
Bonds matured, 

" cancelled before due, 



Increase of Bonds, 

Cash balance April 30, 1876, 
" " " 30, 1875, 

Increase of Cash 1875-76, 

Total Increase of Assets 1875-76, 



2,340 00 



$130,305 15 
539,500 00 



^, 757,534 07 
1,201,759 53 



2,419,241 48 

n, 757,534 07 



[,757,534 07 



888,340 00 



669,805 15 
$218,534 85 



555,774 54 
$774,309 39 



Totalreceipts 1875-76 [page 202], $3,738,598 74 
" payments 1875-76 [page 202], 2,964,289 35 



$774,309 39 



Signed, SAMUEL C. COBB, 

ALFRED T. TURNER, 
JOHN T. CLARK, 
FRANCIS H. PEABODY, 
NEWTON TALBOT, 
GEORGE P. DENNY, 



Board of 
Commissioners 

on the 
Sinking Funds, 



DEBT PAID. 
1875-76. 



The following Table shows the amount of City Debt which was 
paid during the financial year 1875-76, and the objects for which 
it was obtained, including that purchased by the Sinking Fund 
Commissioners in anticipation of its becoming due, with the rev- 
enue received and applicable to this purpose : — 



Date of Order. 



Dec. 31, 1858 

Oct. 4, 1859 

Oct. 25, 1859 

Dec. 30, 1864 

Dec. 30, 1864, 

Dec. 30, 1864 



Dec. 

Aug. 

Dec. 

April 

Feb. 

May 

May 

July 

July 

Aug. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec." 

Jan. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Mar. 
Mar. 
May 
May 
June 
June 
June 
July 
July 
Sept. 
Bept. 



31, 1864 
2, 1859 
8, 1859 

17, 1860 

4, 1860 
8, 1850, 

15, 1860 

14, 1860 

16, 1860, 
13, 1860 

6, 1860 

6, 1860 
21, 1860 

8, 1860, 
11, 1860 

11, 1860 

12, 1860 

26, 1860 

27, 1860, 

5, 1861 

15, 1864, 

13, 1864, 

17, 1865, 
31, 1865, 

1, 1865 
5, 18ii5, 

7, 1865, 
19, 1865 
19, 1865 
14, 1865 
24, 1865 

9, 1865 
25, 1865 



Object for which it was borrowed. 



City Debt. 

Mount Hope Cemetery 

South Bay 

New Wharf Lot, North Grove Street, 

for City Stables 

Grammar School Houses, Deficiency of 

Appropriation . . . 

Primary School-houses. Deficiency of 

Appropriation 

Grammar School-house Lot, Ferdinand 

Street 

Albany Street Extension 

Hawes School-house, South Boston . . 
Suffolk Street Primary School-house . 

North Street Widening 

Poplar Street Primary School-house . . 

Public Lands 

Water Worlts 

Public Garden 

Phillips School-house . 

Public Garden 

Public T^ands 

Water Works 

Boston Plarbor Survey 

Tremont Street Improvement 

Winlhrop School-house Lot 

Exieni-ion of Court House . 

Altering Old Dwight School-house for 

a Primary School-house 

Sewer Appropriation 

City Hospital Building , . 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir 

Lamps, Deficiency of Appropriation . . 

New City Hall 

Police Station House, Ward 8 

Back Bay and Surface Drainage .... 
City Hospital Building, Pavilion No. 3 
Steam Fire-Engine House, No. 10 . . . 
Grammar School-house. Prescott Street 

Unliquidated Street Claims 

Primary School-houses. Alterations . 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir 

Winthrop School-house Yard 

Carried forward 



Amounts. 



$1,500 00 
1,000 00 



3,000 00 
6,0C0 00 



1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


10,000 00 


17,000 00 


3,000 00 


12,000 00 


16,000 00 


10,000 00 


1,000 00 


10,000 00 


40,000 00 


2,000 00 


5,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


12,000 00 


25,000 00 


10.000 00 


15,000 00 


11,000 00 


37,000 00 


20,000 00 


71,000 00 


30,000 00 


74,050 00 


56,000 00 


16,000 00 


4,000 00 


50,000 00 


39,200 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 00 


$664,750 00 



Totals. 



* Debt due previoiw to 1875-76, but not paid until 1875-76 ; the interest ceased at maturity. 
14 209 



210 



DEBT PAID. 



Date of Order. 



Sept. 

Oct. 

Ort. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

^pril 

April 

May 

Jan. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

July 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

April 

June 

June 

June 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

July 

Mar. 



26. 1S6.5. 

18H5. 



1855. 
]8«5. 
1865. 
1865. 
1865. 
1865. 
1865. 
1865. 
1SS5. 
186b. 
1866. 
1866. 
1866. 
n^o. 
1869. 
1870. 
1870. 
1870. 
1871. 
18;i. 
1871. 
1871. 
1872. 
1872. 
1872. 
1872. 
1872. 
1872. 
1872. 
1S72. 
1873. 
187'1. 



Sept. 9, 1865. 
Nov. 10,186). 
Nov. 17, 1865. 



P^5 



Object for which it was borrowed. 



JSrought forward 

Grammar School-house, Prescott Street 

City Hall 

Wintlirop School-house Yard 

Eastern i;a.ilroad Wharf 

Fire Depariment, New Engine . , . . 
Sewers. Additional Appioprialion . . 

People's Ferry Drops 

llaiicock School-house Yard 

Primary School-house, East Street . . 

New Lunaiic Hospital 

Public Lands 

City Hall 

Station House, Ward 8 . 

Widening Streets 

Hancock Sehdol-house Yard. etc. . . . 
Grammar School-house, I'rescoit Street 

Hiirbor Police Siatioa House 

Church Street District 

Sh iwmut Avenue Extension ..... 

HMnisoM Avenue Extension 

Widening Kingston Street 

Columbus Avenue Extension 

Widening Dudley and other Streets . . 

Suffolk Street District 

Widening Kneeland Street 

Suffolk .■ treet District 

South Market Street Extension .... 

Devonshire Street Extension 

Addnioiial Land. Public Library . . . 

Appleton Street Extension 

SiiiMli-pox Hospital 

Widening Warren Street 

Washington Sti eel Extension 

Wiilennig Washington and Essex Sts. . 
Burnt District 

Roxbury Debt 

do. 

* do. 

Dorchester Debt 

do. 

Charlestown Debt 

do. 

Brighton Debt 

do. 

* do. 

West Roxbury Deht 

do. 

do. 



Cnchituate Water Deht. 
Chestnut Hill Keservoir . . . . 



Mystic Water Debt 



Amounts. 



$664,750 00 

7,000 00 

50 000 00 

2,000 00 

4,000 00 

11,000 00 

15,000 00 

7.U00 00 

28,000 00 

35.000 00 

28,000 00 

11,000 00 

50.000 00 

6,000 00 

78,000 00 

21,000 00 

10,000 00 

46,000 00 

25.789 11 

4,000 (0 

10,000 00 

6,000 00 

12.000 00 

10,000 00 

39,000 00 

18.000 00 

40,000 00 

26,000 00 

9,0U0 00 

3,000 00 

7,000 00 

1,000 00 

5,0ii0 00 

38 OOO 00 

30,000 00 

275,600 00 



$40,000 00 
6 000 00 
3.150 00 



$6,000 00 
5,000 00 



$21,500 00 
30,305 15 



$6,000 00 
72,000 00 
5,000 00 



$5,000 00 
10.600 00 
10,000 00 



$6,000 00 
30,000 00 
92.000 00 



$1,639,039 11 

49,150 00 
11,000 00 
51,805 15 

83,000 00 

25,000 00 



$1,858,994 26 



128,000 00 
167,000 00 



$2,153,994 26 



* Debt due previouB to 1875-76, but not paid until that year ; the interest ceased at maturity. 



INOEEASE OF THE DEBT. 
1875-76. 



The following table shows the amount of money borrowed 
during the financial year 1875-76, and the objects for which it 
was borrowed : — 



Date of Order. 


O m 
o % 

II 

6 
6 

5 
6 
6 
5 
6 

6 


Object for which it was borrowed. 


Amounts. 


Total. 


March 23, 1875. 


City Debt. 
Swett Street . . , . 


$376,000 
267,000 




Oct. 2, 1875. 


Back Bay Streets and Avenues . , . , 

CocHiTUATE "Water Debt. 

Additional supply of Water 

do. do. 

"Water "Works, "Wards 17 and 19 ... . 

do. do. . . , . 

do. do. .... 

Mtstic Water Debt. 
Mystic Sewer 




Feb. 26, 1875. 
Feb. 26, 1875. 
April 30,1875. 
Dec. 31, 1875. 
Dec. 31, 1875. 


$1,452,000 

48,000 

100.000 

100,000 

40,000 


$643,000 


Feb. 15, 1876. 


205,000 


1,740,000 

205,000 
$2,588,000 







211 



CITY DEBT, 

FUNDED AND UNFUNDED, INCLUDING THE DEBTS ASSUMED 
BY ANNEXATION. 

(exclusive of cochituate and mystic water loans.) 



The Funded City Debt, as it existed May 1, 1876, is due and 
payable in the following financial years : — 



Years. 


City Debt Proper. 


Debts Assumed by 
Annexation. 


Total. 


1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885-86 

1886-87 

1887-88 

1888-89 

1889-90 

1890-91 

1891-92 

1892-93 

1893-94 

1894-95 

1899-1900 

On demand 


$1,000 00 

1,000 00 

66,000 00 

801,175 00 

967,500 00 

984,205 00 

2,929,300 00 

522,000 00 

502,500 00 

1,362,000 00 

983,000 00 

360,000 00 

1,286,000 00 

343,000 00 

165,000 00 

1,708,000 00 

70,000 00 

880,000 00 

1,832,000 00 

7,439,603 73 

1,637,000 00 

1,846,500 00 

3,559,600 29 


$143.000 00 

255.000 00 

258,500 00 

89,000 00 

202,500 00 

158,000 00 

80,000 00 

135,000 00 

82,000 00 

20,000 00 

20.000 00 

100,000 00 

120.500 00 

239,500 00 

265,000 00 

325,000 00 

1,000 00 

51,000 00 

'*3,740 60 


$1,000 00 

1.000 00 

66,000 00 

944,175 00 
1,222,500 00 
1,242,705 00 
3,018,300 00 

724,500 00 

660,500 00 
1,442,000 00 
1,118,000 00 

442.000 00 
-1,306,000 00 

363,000 00 

265,000 00 
1,828,500 00 

309,500 00 
1.145,000 00 
2,157,000 00 
7,440,603 73 
1.688,000 00 
1,846,500 00 
3,559,600 29 
3,740 GO 


Totals 


$30,246,384 02 


$2,548,740 60 


$32,795,124 62 



TotaX funded City Debt, exclusive of Cochituate 

and Mystic Water Loans, $32,795,124 62 

To which add the following unfunded debt., being 



Carried fortoard, 



52,795,124 62 



* $600 of this amount payable in anDual instalments of $150, either In gold or silver. 

212 



CITY DEBT. 



213 



Brought forward, 
sums advanced by Treasurer since 1868-69, on 
account of 
Oliver Street, in 1868-69, $74,665 88 

1871-72, 9,663 40 



Total funded and unfunded City Debt, including 
debts assumed by annexation with the exception of 
Mystic Water Debt, and exclusive of Cochituate 
Water Loans, 



5,795,124 62 



84,329 28 



},879,453 90 



The average annual interest, partly payable in gold, on i\\Q funded 
City Debt, including the Debts assumed by annexation, with the 
exception of Mystic Water Debt, is about b^^^ per cent., as will 
be seen below : — 

$583,205 00 at 4J- per cent., $26,244 23 

13,277,004 02 at 5 " 663,850 20 

85,000 00 at 5J- « 4,675 00 

17,887,315 60 at 6 " 1,073,238 94 

198,000 00 at 6i " 12,870 00 

696,000 00 at 7 " 48,720 00 



$32,726,524 62 



il,829,598 37 



The certificates of indebtedness issued since September, 1864, 
and those being now issued (except the Sterling Consolidated 
Street Improvement and Burnt District Sterling (five per cent.) 
Loans), bear 6 per cent, per annum, principal and interest payable 
in currency. The principal and interest on the abowe funded debt 
is pa3'^able as follows : — 

rest in o;old. 



currency. 



53,205 00 at 4^ per cent., principal and inte 

12,851,004 02 at 5 " " 

426,000 00 at 5 " " 

85,000 00 at 5^ " " 

17,887,315 60 at 6 " " 

198,000 00 at ^ " " 

696,000 00 at 7 " " 

*600 00 " gold or silver. 

3,000 00 interest ceased since maturity, payable in gold. 
65,000 00 " " " " " in currency. 



!,795,124 62 



* 150 payable annually in gold or silver. 



CHARACTER OF THE FUNDED BOSTON CITY DEBT, 

Exclusive of the Cochituate and Mystic "Water Loans and including 
assumed Annexation Debts, at the close of the financial year 1875-76, 
on the thirtieth day of April,. 1876, viz. : — 







e+-. ■>-=> 


Date of Order 


^ s 


for Loan. 


la S 






03 = 


Feb. 


4, 1869 




Dec. 


2, 1864 




Dec. 


27, 1860 




Nov. 


15, 1864 




Dec. 


13, 1864 




May 


6, 1865 




June 


7, 1865 




June 


19, 1865 




K"ov. 


10, 1865 




Dec. 


19, 1865 




Dec. 


27, 1865 




Feb. 


10, 1866 




April 


17, 1866 




May 


8, 1866 




July 


12, 1865 


5 


Nov. 


21, 1860 


5 


Dec. 


12, 1860 


5 


Dec. 


26, I860 


5 


Jan. 


1, 1861 


5 


April 


5, 1861 





April 


19, 1861 


5 


May 


31, 1861 


5 


June 


19, 1861 


5 


June 


19, 1861 


5 


May 


8, 1866 


6 


July 


28, 1866 


6 


Aug. 


7, 1866 


6 


Aug. 


7, 1866 


6 


Aug. 


7, 1866 


6 


Sept. 


7, 1866 


6 


Sept. 


28, 1866 


6 


Oct. 


9, 1866 


6 


Oct. 


9, 1866 


6 


Nov. 


28, 1866 


6 


Dec. 


1, 1866 


6 


Mar. 


8, 1867 


6 


Mar. 


12, 1867 


6 
6 
5 



Object of the Loan. 



*Dl'e 1873-74. 

North Street Widening . . 



*Dde 1874-75. 
City Hospital, Deficiency of Appropri- 



*DuE 1875-76. 
Altering Old Dwight School-house for 

a Primary School-house 

City Hospital Building 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir 

Back Bay and Surface Drainage . . . . 
City Hospital Building, Pavilion No. 3 . 
Steam Fire-Engine house No. 10 ... . 

Hancock School-house Yard 

Primary School-house, East Street . . 

Public Lands 

Widening Streets 

Hancock School-house Yard, etc. . . . 
Harbor Police Station-house 



Due in 1876-77. 

Public Library Lot 

Public Lands , . 

Winthrop School-house Lot ...... 

Extension of Court-house 

South Street Grammar School-house . 

Widening Franklin Street 

War Expenses 

Dover Street Improvement 

Blossom Street Primary School-house . 

Public Lands 

Battery Armory 

Harbor Dredging Machine 

Primary School-house. East Street . . . 

Police Station-bouse, No. 2 

People's Ferry Drops 

Albany Street Grading 

Adams School-house 

Public Lands . 

Chestnut Hill Driveway 

People's Ferry Drops 

Central Charity Bureau 

Grammar School-house, Ward 7 . . . . 
Back Bay Lots 



Roxbury Debt . . , 
Dorchester Debt , 

Charlestown Debt , 
Brighton D^-bt . , 



West Roxbury Debt , 



Carried forward . 



Amounts of 
Loans. 



$1,000 00 



1,000 00 



Totals for 
Years. 



$1,000 00 
1,000 00 



66,000 00 



944,175 00 



$1,012,175 00 



* Debt due previous to 1876-77 having matured, but not called for, bears no interest. 

214 



CHARACTER OF THE FUNDED BOSTON CITY DEBT. 187G. 



215 









«•-( *^ 


Date of Order 




for Lo 


an. 


S2 
















"^M 


Dec. 


27, 


1852. 


5 


Feb. 


7, 


1853. 


5 


April 


], 


18.i3. 


5 


July 


27, 


18o7. 


6 


June 


ft, 


1S61, 


5 


June 


17, 


ISrtl. 


5 


June 


T7, 


1861. • 


5 


July 


13, 


1861. 


5 


July 


16, 


1861. 


5 


July 


22, 


1861. 


5 


July 


22. 


1861. 


5 


Oct. 


4, 


18il. 


5 


Oct. 


7, 


1861. 


5 


Nov. 


5. 


1861. 


5 


Nov. 


26. 


1861. 


5 


Dec. 


18, 


1861. 


5 


Miir. 


25. 


1862. 


^ 


Mar. 


14, 


1866. 


6 


May 


8, 


1866. 


6 


May 


8, 


1866. 


6 


June 


26. 


1866. 


6 


June 


30, 


1866. 


6 


July 


7, 


1866. 


6 


July 


9, 


1866. 


6 


May 


3, 


18H7. 


6 


May 


7, 


1867. 


6 


May 


11, 


1867. 


6 


May 


2.'), 


1S67. 


6 


July 


12. 


1867. 


6 


July 


12. 


1867. 


6 


July 


12, 


1867. 


6 


Mar. 


10, 


1868. 


6 

5 

5 
6 

7 
64 

, 7 


Mar. 


3, 


1853. 


41 


Dec. 


22, 


1857. 


5 


May 


12, 


1868. 


6 


June 


12, 


1868. 


6 


July 


14, 


1868. 


6 


July 


21. 


1868. 


6 


July 


28, 


1868. 


6 


Aug. 


3. 


1868. 


6 


Oct. 


27, 


1868. 


6 


Feb. 


24, 


1869. 


6 


Mar. 


26, 


1869. 


6 


May 


14, 


1869, 


6 
5 

? 

6 

7 


Dec. 


9, 


1859. 


5 


Feb. 


4. 


1860. 


5 


June 


6 


1860. 


5 


June 


8, 


1860. 


5 


Sept. 


29 


1866. 


6 



Object of the Loan. 



Brought forward . 



Doe in 1877-78. 
Deficiency of Appropriations 

"Widening Streets 

StMtion House No. 3 

Soldiers' Kelirf 

Primary School-house. Ward 12 . . . . 

Normai School-house Lot 

City Hospital Building 

Albion Street 

Primary School-honse, Ward 12 ... . 

Sation House No. 3 

Soldiers' Relief 

Additional Appropriations 

Soldiers' Relief 

Public Lands 

Hose House No 1 

Battery Armory Building 

Harbor Police Station House 

Back Bay Filling 

Meridian Street Bridge 

School house, Richmond Street .... 

Dedham Street Lot, etc . . . 

Hose House No. 1 

Wells School house 

Engine House and Ward Room, W'd 12 
Grammar School house, Ward 7 . . . . 

Central Charity Bureau 

Wells School-house 

Engine House and Ward Room. W'd 12 
Primary School-house, Charter Street . 



Roxhury Debt 

Dorchester Debt 

Charlestown Debt 

Brighton Debt 

West Roxbury Debt 

Due in 1878-79. 
Renewal of City Debt due in 1854-55 . . 

New Sewer, Dedham Street 

Primary School-house. Ward 7 . . . . 

Station House, Ward 15 

Grammar School-house, Ward 12 . . . 
Ward Room, W'd 9, and Hose H'se No. 8 
Grammar School-house, Ward 9 . . . . 
Normal School-house Lot, Newton St. . 

Hose House No. 3 

Primary School-house Lot. Appleton St. 
Hqok and Ladder House, Fourth St. . 
Engine and Hose House, East Street . 



Roxbury Debt 

Dorchester Debt 

Brighton Debt 

West Roxbury Debt .... 

Due in 1879-80. 
Extension of Albany Street . 
North St leet Widening . . . 

South Bay 

Tremont Street Improvement 
Oliver Street 

Carried forward .... 



Amounts of 
Loans. 



$84,800 00 
58,000 00 

146,000 00 
53.000 00 

100,000 00 



Totals for 
Years. 



$1,012,175 GO 



1,222,500 00 



1.242,705 00 



$441,800 00 $3,477,380 00 



216 CHARACTER OF THE FUNDED BOSTON CITl' DEBT. 1876. 



Date of Order 
for Loan. 



Mar. 

April 

May 

May 

June 

July 

July 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Dee. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

April 

April 

May 

May 

June 

June 

June 

July 



May 

May 

June 

June 

July 

Aug. 

Sept. 

May 

April 

June 

June 

July 



Nov. 
Dec. 
n>ec. 
Jan. 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
May 
June 
July 
July 
July 



, 1869. 
. 1869. 
, 1869. 
, 1863. 
, 1869. 
:, 1869. 
, 1869. 
., 1869. 
, 1869. 
. 1S69. 
, 1869. 
, 1S69. 
, 1869. 
, 1869. 
,1869. 
, 1869. 
, 1869. 
,, 1870. 
, 1870. 
, 1870. 
, 1870. 
, 1870. 
, 1870. 
. 1870. 
, 1870. 



1860 
1860 
I860 



I860 
186V 
1860 
18ii0 
1861 
1870, 
1870 
1870, 
1870 



15, 1861. 

13, 1861. 
17, 1861. 

4, 1862. 
8, 1862. 

5. 1862. 

1. 1862. 
29, 1862. 

5, 1862. 

14, 1862. 

2, 1862. 
5, 1H62. 

14, 1862. 



Object of the Loan. 



Brought forward 

Girls' High and Normal School-house . 

Widening Federal Street 

Broadway Extension 

Engine and Hose House, East Street . . 
Grammar School-house, Ward 1 . . . . 
Grammar School-house, Ward 14 . . . 
Primary School-house, Appleton Street 
Primary School-house Lot. Yeoman St. 
Primary School-house, Berlin Street . . 
Primary School-house. Fayette Street . 

Water to Deer Island 

Boston Ferry Scrip 

Grammar School-house, Ward 14 . . . 

Widening Tremont Street 

Primary School-house, Sixth Street . . 
Primary School-house, Yeoman Street . 

Widening Eliot Street 

Water to Deer Island 

Normal School-house 

Broadway Extension 

Mt. Wa^llington Avenue Bridge . . . . 

Widening Boylston Street 

Devonshire Street . . 

Primary School-house, Sixth Street . . 
Canton Street Grading -. . 



Amounts 
of Loans. 



Roxbury Debt . . . , 
Dorchester Debt . . 
West Roxbury Debt . 



Due in 1880-81. 

Gallop's Island 

Poplar St. Priraiiry School-house . . 
Tremont Street Improvement .... 

Dover Street Improvement 

Public Garden 

Phillips School-house 

North Street Widening 

Dover Street Improvement 

Girls' High and Normal School-house 

Widening Boylston Street 

Devonshire Strir-et 

Canton Street Grading 



Roxbury Debt . . . . 
Dorchester Debt . . 
Brighton Debt . . . 
West Roxbury Debt , 



Due in 1881-82. 

Public Garden 

New City Stables 

Public Garden Fence 

Primary School-house, Harrison Ave. 
Soldiers' Relief 



Primary School-house. Chardon St. . 
High and Latin School-house .... 

Soldiers' Relief 

Primary School-house, Bowdoin Diet. 
Recruiting Fund 



Roxbury Debt . . . , 
Dorchester Debt . . , 
Brighton Debt . . . , 
West Roxbury Debt , 



$441,800 00 

170,000 00 

75.000 CO 

550,000 00 

16,500 00 

90,000 00 

23.000 00 

6 >,000 00 

18,000 00 

58,000 00 

41 ,010 00 

54,000 00 

275,000 00 

90,000 00 

• 20,000 00 

7,000 00 

50,000 00 

3.50,000 00 

21,000 00 

4,000 00 

450,000 00 

4,000 00 

14.000 00 

2,000 00 

36.000 00 

9,000 00 



:,929,300 00 
20,000 00 
29,000 00 
10,000 00 
30,000 00 



Totals for 
Years. 



$5,000 00 

60,000 00 

7,000 00 

100,000 00 

15,000 00 

77,000 00 

95,000 00 

15,000 00 

6,000 00 

101,000 00 

1,000 00 

40,000 00 



^522.000 00 

107,000 00 

53,600 00 

4,000 00 

10,000 00 

28,000 00 



$5,000 00 
25,000 00 
27,000 00 
20,000 00 
25.000 00 
20,000 00 
20,000 00 
20,000 00 
25,000 00 
12,000 00 
20,000 00 
2--',000 00 
261,500 00 



Carried forward 



$502,500 00 
58.000 00 
15.000 00 
50,000 00 
10,000 00 
25,000 00 



$3,477,380 00 



3,018,300 00 



724,500 00 



660, .500 00 



$7,880,680 00 



CHARACTER OF THE FUNDED BOSTON CITY DEBT. — 1876. 217 



Date of Order 
for Loan. 



Sept. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

July 

Bept. 

May 

June 

July 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Dec. 



Mar. 
Oct. 
Dec. 
July 
July 
July 
July 
July 
July 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Dee. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
May 
May 
June 
June 
June 
July 



July 8, 1873. 

July 8, 1873. 

Sept. 10, 1873. 

Sept. 10,1873. 

Sept. 17, 1873. 



2.T, 1852 

12, 1852 

13, 1852, 
17, 18h2, 
27, 1852 

27, 1852, 

28, 1853, 
1. 1862 
8, 1862 
3, 1872 

14, 1872, 
23, 1872, 

7, 1872 
11, 1872 
13, 1872 
17, 1872 



3 1853. 
10, 1863. 
27, 1861. 

1, 1862. 
14, 1862. 
23, 1862. 
26, 1862. 
30, 1862. 
30, 1862. 

6, 1862. 
16. 1862. 

3. 1862. 

7, 1862. 
7, 1862. 

1. 1862. 
12, 1862. 

6, 1863. 
16, 1863. 

3, 1873. 
20, 1873. 

6, 1873. 
10, 1873. 
14, 1873. 

2, 1873. 



Dec. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

April 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Sept. 



31, 1853. 
17, 1854. 
20, 1854. 
13, 1854. 
10, 1854. 

1, 1862. 
12, 1862. 

6, 1863. 
10, 1863. 

28, 1863. 

29, 1863. 



Object of the Loan. 



Brought fonoard 



Due in 1882-83. 
Rebuilding Boylston School-house . . . 

Paving Appropriation 

Internal Health Appropriation .... 

Common Appropriation 

Paving Appropriation 

Deficiency of Appropriations 

Deficiency of Appropriations 

New City Hall 

Recruiting Fund 

Grammar School-house, L St 

Additional Land, Public Library . . . 
English High and Latin School-house Lot 
Grammar School-house, Atherton Dist. 

Small-pox Hospital 

Grammar School-house, Dudley Dist. . 
Mather School-house, Ward 16 .... 



Roxbury Debt ... 
Charlestown Debt . 
West Roxbury Debt 



DDE IN 1883-84. 
Renewal of City Debt, due 1854-55 . . 

Lot for Library Building 

City Hospital Building 

New City Hall 

Recruiting Fund 

City Hospital Building 

Primary School-house, No. Bennet St. 
Soldiers' Relief 



Widening Streets 

New City Stables 

Soldiers' Relief 

Recruiting Fund 

Soldiers' Relief 

Recruiting Fund 

Additions to Appropriations 

Dover Street Improvement 

Primary School-hi)use, Ward 9 . . . . 
Grammar School-house, Dudley Dist. . 
Primary School-houses, East Boston . 
Police Station-house, South Boston . . 

Hose House, Longwood 

Engine and Hook and Ladder House, 

Wards 

Grammar School-house, Ward 15 . . . 

Highland Street Stable 

Entciiie and Hook and Ladder House, 

Wards 

Station House, District No. 11 

Primary School-house, Newbury Street 



Roxbury Debt . . . . 
Charlestown Debt . . 
West Roxbury Debt 



Due in 1884-85. 
Police Appropriation .... 
Deficiency of Appropriations 



House of Industry 

South Bay 

Soldiers' Relief 

Recruiting Fund 

Additions to Appropriations 



City Hospital Building 
•Bounty to Volunteers . 



Carried forward 



Amounts 
of Loans. 



$20,000 00 
38,000 00 
21,000 00 
3,000 00 
3:3,000 00 
10.000 00 
20,000 00 

133,000 00 

326,000 00 
90,000 00 
65,000 00 

280,000 00 
50,000 00 

118,000 00 
90,000 00 
b5,000 00 



M, 362,000 00 
40,000 00 
20.000 00 
20,000 00 



$12,000 00 

58,000 00 

43,000 00 

4,000 00 

34,000 00 

50,000 00 

30,000 00 

5.000 00 

1.000 00 

25.000 00 

10,000 00 

25,000 00 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

11.000 00 

39,000 00 

4,000 00 

9,000 00 

60,000 00 

20.000 00 

80.000 00 

45,000 00 

28,000 00 

50,000 00 

105,000 00 

85,000 00 

15,000 00 
40,000 00 
40,000 00 



$983,000 00 
20,000 00 
38,000 00 
77,000 00 



$10,000 00 
46,000 00 
19,000 00 
20.000 00 

5,000 00 

20,000 00 

183,000 00 

6,000 00 
30,000 00 
20.000 00 

1,000 00 



Totals for 
Years. 



$7,880,680 00 



1,442,000 00 



1,118,000 00 



$360,000 00 $10,440,680 00 



218 CHARACTER OF THE FUNDED BOSTON CITY DEBT. — 1876. 



Date of Order 
for Loan. 






6 

7 


July 30, 1862. 
Feb. 16, 1863. 
Mar. 28, 1863. 
April 3, 1863. 
Sept. 29, 1863. 
Mar. 23, 1875. 
Oct. 2, 1875. 


5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
6 
6 



Feb. 

Mar. 

April 

April 

July 

July 

Sept. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

Nov. 

Dec. 



16, 1863 
28, 1863, 
10, 1863 

28. 1863 

3, 1863 
7. 1863 

29, 1863 

17, 1863, 

4, 1863 
4, 1863 

12. 1864 
17, 18>6 
14, 1866 



Jan. 3^1868. 
April 11, 1868. 



April 11,1868 

May 22, 1868 

6, 1868 

6, 1868 

29, 1868 

1, 1868 



June 
June 
June 
Aug. 
Oct, 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Mar. 



2, 1868 
6, 1868 

11, 1868 

12, 1869 



May 31, 1870. 
June 24, 1870. 



July 
July 
Oct. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Dec. 



13, 1870. 
16, 1870. 

10, 1870. 
4, 1870. 

11, 1870. 
30, 1870. 



Object of the Loan. 



Brought forward 

Roxbury Debt 

West Koxbury Debt 

Due in 1885-86. 

SoUliers' Relief . . ., 

Dover Street Improvement 

City Hospital Building 

New Uity Hall 

Bounty to Volunteers 

Swett Street 

Back Bay Streets and Avenues .... 

West Rosbury Debt 

Due in 1886-87. 

Dover Street Improvement 

City Hospital Building 

Additions to Appropriations 

Primary School-house, Boylston District 

Emergency Fund 

Public Lands 

Bounty to Volunteers 

Recruiting 

Grammar Schools 

Dover Street 

Public Lands 

Dedham Street Grading 

Albany Street Damages 

West Roxbury Debt 

Due in 1887-88. 
Harrison Avenue Flats ......... 

Devonshire Street 

Charlestown Debt 

Due in 1888-89. 

Devonshire Street 

Church Street District 

Widening Tremont Street 

Widening Federal .Street 

Chestnut Hill Driveway 

Shawniut Avenue and Ruggles Street . 

Avon Place 

Church Street District 

Shawmut Avenue and Ruggles Street . 
Oliver Street 

Charlestown Debt 

West Roxbury Debt 

Due In 1889-90. 
Mt. Washington Avenue Bridge .... 
Devonshire Street 

Charlestown Debt 

West Roxbury Debt 

Due in 1890-91. 

Suffolk Street District 

Canton Street Grading 

Shawmut Avenue Extension 

Scollay's liuilding 

Harrison Avenue Extension 

Widening Kingston Street 

Carried forward 



Amounts 
of Loans. 



$360,000 00 



62,000 00 
20,0U0 00 



$12,000 00 
65,tJ00 00 
17.000 00 
140,000 00 
409,000 00 
376.000 00 
267.000 00 



$1,286,000 00 
20.000 00 



$1,000 00 

10,000 00 

12.00U 00 

17,010 00 

100.000 00 

10,000 00 

1,000 00 

50,000 00 

25,000 00 

20,000 00 

7,000 00 

.30,000 00 

60,000 00 



$343,000 00 
20,000 00 



$65,000 00 
100,000 00 



$105,000 00 
100.000 00 



$.300,000 00 

200,000 00 

500,000 00 

250,000 00 

35,000 00 

25,000 00 

115,000 00 

200,000 00 

11,000 00 

72,000 00 



$1,708,000 00 
95.500 00 
25,000 00 



$56 000 00 
14,000 00 




$880,000 00 



Totals for 
Years. 



$10,440,680 00 



442,000 00 



1,306,000 00 



265,000 00 



1,828,500 00 



309,500 00 



$14,954,680 00 



CHARACTER OF THE FUNDED BOSTON CITY DEBT. 1876. 219 



Date of Order 
for Loan. 



July 16, 1870. 
Mar. 26, 1871. 

3, 1871. 

4, 1871. 
13,1871. 

Dec. 22. ls-71. 
Feb. 16, 1872. 
Feb. 24, 1872. 



July 
Oct. 
Oct. 



July 

July 

N"ov. 

Dee. 

April 

June 

June 

July 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

April 

July 



July 


16, 


June 


ti, 


Nov. 


9, 


April 


15. 


May 


s, 


July 


16, 


Sept. 


18, 


Dec. 


2, 


Jan. 


3, 


Feb. 


20, 



16, 1870. 
3. 1871. 

11, 1871. 

12, 1871. 
2, 1872. 
6. 1872. 

14. 1872. 

19, 1872. 
18, 1872. 
18. 1872. 
18, 1872. 

1, 1872. 
9, 1872. 

20, 1872. 
8, 1873. 
5, 1873. 



1870. 
1872. 
1872. 
1873. 
1873. 
1873. 
1873. 
18T3. 
1874. 
1874. 



Feb. 20, 1874. 
Feb. 28. 1874. 
Mar. 30, 1874. 
April 1, 1874. 
July 20, 1874. 
July 21, 1874. 



Dec. 18, 1868 

Dec. 31, 1868 

Jan. 22, 1869 

July 23, 1869, 

Oct. 15, 1869, 






Object of the Loan. 


Amounts 
of Loans. 


Totals for 
Years. 




$880,000 00 
240.000 00 
25,000 00 


$14,964,680 00 






West Roxbury Debt 




Due in 1891-92. 

Canton Street Grading 

Suffolk Street District 


1,145,000 00 


$17,000 00 
400,000 00 
12:5,000 00 
117,000 00 
250,000 00 
299,000 00 
451,000 00 
175,00U 00 


Columbus Avenue Extension 

Widening Dudley and other streets . . 
Suffolk Street District 








Suffolk Street District 












$1,832,000 00 

300,000 00 

25.000 00 










2,157,000 00 


Doe in 1892-93. 


$18,000 00 

315.000 00 

85,000 00 

111,000 00 

219.000 00 

406,000 00 

84.000 00 

47.000 00 

16,000 00 

30,000 00 

104,000 00 

53,000 00 

814,000 00 

10(1.000 00 

4,997,603 73 

40,000 00 


Columbus Avenue Extension 

Widening Federal-st. Bridge 

Widening Kneeland Street 

South Market Street Extension .... 

Devonshire Street Extension 

Appleton Street Extension 

Widening Congress Street 




Widening Dudley and other streets . . 
Widening Warren Street 




Washington Street Extension 

Suffolk Street District 




Burnt District, Sterling £989,800 . . . 
Columbus Avenue Extension 






$7,439,603 73 
1,000 00 






7,440,603 73 


Due in 1893-94. 

Canton Street Grading 

Devonshire Street Extension 

Washington Street Extension 


$16,000 00 
44.000 00 
568,000 00 
23,000 00 
275,000 00 
220,000 00 
110,000 00 
114,000 00 
200,000 00 
67,000 00 


Suffolk Street District 




Widening Washington and Essex Sts. . 
Fort HilfWharf 




Broadway Bridge Foundations .... 

Eastern Avenue and Bridge 

Devonshire Street Extension 






$1,637,000 00 
51,000 00 






1 688 000 00 


Due in 1894-95. 

Devonshire Street Extension 

Washington Street Extension 


$33,000 00 
260.000 00 
1.102,500 00 
200,000 10 
194,000 00 
67,000 00 




Northampton Street District 










1,846,600 00 
3,559,600 29 


Due in 1899-1900. 

Atlantic Avenue "1 

Widening Hanover Street . . 1 p^ij ann 
Church Street District . . . !■ t„;'„ 
Fort Hill Improvement . . . ■^°^°- 
Widening Hanover St. No. 2. J 


$1,200,000 00 

500,000 00 

9,600 29 

1,250,000 00 

600,000 00 


On Demand. 


$600 90 
3,140 60 








3 740 60 










$32,795,124 63 



* $150 payable annually in gold or silver. 



EECAPITULATION 

Of the Objects for ivhich the outstanding Funded Debt of the City of 
Boston was contracted. 



Back Bay and Surface Drainage, $25,000 00 

Bridges, 249,000 00 

Chestnut Hill Driveway, 160,000 00 

City Hall, 277,000 00 

City Hospital, 252,000 00 

East Boston Ferries, 310,000 00 

Old debts, renewal of, 595,205 00 

Ordinary expenditures, etc., 561,200 00 

FubWc hmlcVings, exclusive of school-houses, 1,045,300 00 

Public Garden. 47,000 00 

Public lands, exclusive of South Bay, 214,675 00 

School-houses, 2,558,500 00 

South Bay, exclusive of public lands, 151,000 00 

Widening, extending, grading and building streets, 21,993,004 02 

War expenses, viz. : — 

Recruiting fund, $1,334,500 00 

Soldiers' relief, 264,000 00 

Emergency war fund, 100,000 00 

Other expenses, 96,000 00 



Water Works : ' 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 

Roxbury Debt, bearing interest at 
5 per cent., currency, 
Bearing interest at 5^ per cent., 
currency. 

Bearing interest at 6 per cent., 

currency, 
No interest. 

Carried forivard, 



1,794,500 00 
13,000 00 
$30,246,384 02 



$257,000 00 
78,000 00 

103,000 00 
'600 00 



438,600 00 
,684,984 02 



1 The above is the balance not called for of the amount issued as City Debt to cover 
$95,000 negotiated as Water Loan, of 1860-61, but used for city purposes, not being wanted 
for the object for wliich it was obtained, viz. : the conBtruction of a new main pipe Irom tlie 
Brookline Reservoir, — the Loan issued for that purpose amounting to §400,000, and the 
work costing only $30.5.000. 

* $150 payable ani.ually in gold or silver. 

220 



RECAPITULATION. 221 

Brought forward, $30,684,984 02 

Dorchester Debt, bearing interest 

at 5^ per cent., currency, $7,000 00 

Bearing interest at 7 per cent., 

currency, 114,500 00 



Charlestown Debt, bearing interest 

at 5 per cent., currency, $169,000 00 

Bearing interest at 6 per cent., 

currency, 1,027,000 00 



Brighton Debt, bearing interest at 6 

per cent., currency, $13,140 60 

Bearing interest at 6^ per cent., 

currency, 138,000 00 

Bearing interest at 7 per cent., 

currency, 171,500 00 



"West Roxbury Debt, bearing inter- 
est at 61 per cent., currency, $60,000 00 
Bearing interest at 7 per cent., 

currency, 410,000 00 



121,500 00 



1,196,000 00 



322,640 60 

470,000 00 
},795,124 62 



COCHITUATE WATER LOANS, APRIL 30, 1876. 

In dddition to the City Debt, as heretofore stated, there exist Loans, made 
on account of the Cochituate Water Works, which hecome due as follows, viz.: — 



Date of Order 
for Loan. 


Nov. 


17, 1865. 


June 


30, 1858. 


July 
Oct. 
April 


2, 18S9. 

2, 1869. 

15, 1870. 


April 


15, 1-870. 


May 
Nov. 


28, 1867. 
26, 1867. 


April 
April 
June 
Dec. 


21, 1868. 
21, 1868. 
29, 1868. 
15, 18tj8. 


July 2, 1869. 
July 19, 1870. 
March 21, 1871. 


June 
June 


27, 1871. 
27, 1871. 


April 
April 
April 
June 
June 
Dec. 


12, 1872. 
26, 1872. 
11, 1873. 

6, 1873. 

6, 1873. 
20, 1873. 


April 
Dec. 


11, 1873. 
20, 1873. 



Object of the Loan. 



Due 1876-77. 
Chestnut Hill Reservoir , . 



Due 1878-79. 
New Main from Brookline Reservoir* < 

Due 1879-80. 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir , 

Water Works, Wards 13, 14 and 15 . , 



Due 1880-81. 
Water Works, Wards 13, 14 and 15 



Due 1897-98. 
Chestnut Hill Reservoir . . 



Due 1898-99. 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir 

Water Works. Wards 13, 14 and 15 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir 

Water Works, Wards 13, 14 and 15 

Due 1900-01. 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir 

Water Works, Ward 16 ..... . 

Renewal of Loan due 1870-71 . . . 



Due 1901-02. 
Water Works, Wards 13, 14, 15 and 16 
High Service, South Boston 



Due 1902-03. 

Additional Supply of Water 

Renewal of Loan due 1S72-73 

Additional Supply of Water 

I'urker Hill Re.-^ervoir , 

Water Works, Wards 13, 14, 15 and 16 , 
Water Works , 



Due 190.V04. 
Additional Supply of Water 
Water Works 



Carried forward 



Amount of 
each Loan. 



$208,000 00 



$394,000 00 



$500,000 00 
125,000 00 
75,000 00 



$50,000 00 



$300,000 00 
200,000 00 



$250,000 00 
200,000 00 
540,000 00 
2o0,000 00 



$250,000 00 
375,000 00 
688,000 00 



300,000 00 
30,000 00 



$100,000 00 
1,949,711 11 
492.000 00 
161,000 00 
115,000 00 
137,000 00 



$8,000 00 
38,000 00 



Totals for 
Years. 



$208,000 00 
394,000 00 

700,000 00 
50,000 00 

500,000 00 

1,240,000 00 

1,313,000 00 
330,000 00 

2,954,711 11 
46.000 00 



$7,735,711 11 



* Of the StWJ.IXX) oriirinally issued, as provided by the order of June .30, 1858, only $.'iOd,llOO were used for the 
purpoae; but July 14. 1««). a luan i.f .$1IJ,UIM) was obtained for raising the pipes on Treniont sti<ct; and one of 
$a.im, Dec. 8, IS' II, t.ir la> in;; a new pii)e on Beacon street. Tlicse sums, toj,'etlier with $74,IHHI olitained Ihe 
financial .year Mio m. under luan ordeis of Dee. 13. IHM, and Sept It, lS«d, for i>urcliasin^' land lor tlie Clicstnut 
Hill Reservoir, in tin- towns ol Newton and Bri^'liton, make up the balance of .JlW.OOn uf tlie loan of .fnne .')0, 
]8.'.8. Tills issue of Cily l^eljt eeititieutes, for actual e.spensos of construetinn ut the Water Works, will cover 
the balance of the loan issued as Water Loan. IWW 01, and so cliarKed by the Treasuier, anil by so doinj; the 
Auditor's City Debt a d Water Loan aeeouiits now agree w ith those of the Treasiinr. 

The amount issmd for the constructi.ii of the Chestnut Hill Keservoir, over the $74,000, is charged to the 
cost of the Water Works, and issued as loans fur that purpose. 



222 



COCHITUATE WATER LOANS, APRIL 30, 187G. 



223 



Date of Order 
for Loaa. 


sl 

6 

6 
6 

5 
6 
6 
5 
6 


Object of the Loan. 


Amount of 
each Loan. 


Totals for 
Years. 




6, 1874. 

24,1874. 
30, 1875. 

26, 1875. 
26, 1875. 

30, 1875. 

31, 1875. 
31, 1875. 






$7,735,711 11 

303,700 00 

1,696,300 00 


June 

Dec. 
April 


Due 1004-05. 

Water Works. Wards 13, 14, 15 and 16, 

and extension to Wards 17 and 19 . , 

Water Pipes, etc , Wards 17 and 19 . . 

Water Works, Wards 17 and 19 ... . 

Due 1905-06. 
Additional Supply of Water ..... 

Additional Supply of W:iter 

Water Works, Wards 17 and 19 ... . 
Water Works, Wards 17 and 19 . . . . 
Water Works, Wards 17 and 19 ... . 

Total 


$60,000 00 

200.000 00 

43,700 00 


Feb. 

Feb. 

April 

Dec. 

Dec. 


$1,452,000 00 

48,<l00 00 

56,300 00 

100.000 00 

40,000 00 








$9,735,711 11 







The average annual rate of interest on the above debt is about 
five and sixty-two hundredths per cent. 

$3,895,711 11 @ 5 per cent, in gold, ' S194,785 58 

5,840,000 00 @ 6 " in currency, 350,400 00 



1.735,711 11 



$545,185 56 



RECAPITIJLATIOJ^ 

Of the objects for wMcIi the outstanding Funded Cochituate Water 

Loans of the City of Boston ivere contracted^ as on preceding page 

and above. 

Cliestnut Hill Reservoir, $2,248,000 00 

Additional Supply of Water, 2,100,000 00 
Renewal of Loan due 1872-73, obtained for the 

original construction of the worlis, 1,949,711 11 

Water Works, Boston Highlands, 700,000 00 
Renewal of Loan due 1870-71, obtained for the 

original construction of the works, 688,000 00 
Water Pipes and Water Works, West Roxbury 

and Brighton Districts, 440,000 00 
Water Works, Boston Highlands and Dorchester 

District, 415,000 00 

Water Works, Dorchester District, 375,000 00 

New Main from Brookline Reservoir, 299,000 00' 

Water Works, 1873, 175,000 00 

Parker Hill Reservoir, 161,000 00 

City Purposes, 1860-61, 95,000 00 
Water Works, Boston Highlands and Dorchester 

District, and Extension to West Roxbury and 

Brigiiton Districts, 60,000 00 

High Service, South Boston, 30,000 00 



>, 735, 711 11 



MYSTIC WATEE WOEKS LOANS. 



The following is a schedule of the debt issued by the late City 
of Chaiiestown, on account of the construction of the Mystic "Water 
Works, remaining unpaid, and a loan issued under authority of 
order of City Council, passed Feb. 15, 1876, for building a sewer 
in Mystic Valley, $205,000, due 1885-86. 



When Due. 



Rate of 

Interest. 



Amounts. 



Totals. 



1875-76 
187G-77 
1881-82 
1882-83 
1883-84 
1884-85 
1885-86 
1886-87 
1887-88 
1890-91 
1891-92 
1892-93 
1893-94 
1893-94 



)108,000 00 
39,000 00 



$23,000 00 

67,000 00 

26,000 00 

100,000 00 

202,000 00 

1,000 00 

240,000 00 

60,000 00 

53,000 00 

151,000 00 

206,000 00 

42,000 00 



147,000 00 



#1,318,000 00 



Of the above amount, $410,000 00 bear 5 per cent, interest in 

currency, 
Of the above amount, 885,000 00 bear 6 per cent, interest in 

currency, 



$20,500 00 
53,100 00 



Average rate $1,295,000 00 about 5.68 per cent, in currency, $73,600 00 



Interest on $23,000 00 ceased since maturity. 



224 



CONSOLIDATED DEBT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 

ON THE 30th OF APRIL, 1876. 



The Amount of the Consolidated Debt of the City (funded, 
unfunded, and Wider Loans) on the 30th of April, 1876, was 
$43,933,165.01, and is made up of the following items, viz. : — 
Funded City Debt, as per statement on page 220, $30,246,384 02 
Unfunded City Debt, as per statement on page 

213, 84,329 28 

Cochituate "Water Loans, as per statement on 

page 222, 9,735,711 11 

RoxBURY D^WY, as per statement on page 220, 438,600 00 

Dorchester Debt, as per statement on page 221, 121,500 00 

Charlestown Dkbt, as p)er statement on p)age 22\, 1,196,000 00 
Mystic Water Debt, as p>er statement on p)age 224, 1,318,000 00 
Brighton T)-e.bi, as per statement on page 22\, 322,640 60 

West RoxBURY Debt, as per sfa^emewi07tj?ag^e 221, 470,000 00 



13,933,165 01 



Funded, 5^43,848,835 73 

Unfunded, 84,329 28 



$43,933,165 01 



The classification of the Consolidated Debt of the City, funded 

and unfunded, April 30, 1876, is as follows : — 
City Debt proper, $26,^52,112 00 

Cochituate Water Debt. — The net cost of the 

works to April 30, 1876, as stated on page 232, 12,119,812 41 
War Loans, outstanding, 1,794,500 00 

Roxbury Debt, outstanding. 438,600 00 

Dorchester Debt, outstanding, 121,500 00 

Chaklestown Debt, outstanding, 1,196,000 00 

Mystic Water Debt, outstanding, 1,318,000 00 

Brighton Debt, outstanding, 322,640 60 

West Roxbury Debt, outstanding, 470,000 00 



$43,93 3,165 01 
15 225 



THE NET INDEBTEDNESS 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 

OF THE FINANCIAL YEARS 1874-75 AND 1875-76, 
COMPARED. 



The amount of the Cit}' Debt, so called, funded 

and unfunded (exclusive of the outstanding 

Cochituate Water Loans), at the close of the 

financial year 1875-76, April 30, 1876, was $30,330,713 30 

The amount of outstanding Cochituate "Water 

Loans was, 9,735,711 11 

Eoxbury Debt, 438,600 00 

Dorchester Debt, 121,500 00 

Cbarlestovvn Debt, 1,196,000 00 

Mystic Water Debt, 1,318,000 00 

Brighton Debt, 322,640 60 

West Eoxbury Debt, 470,000 00 



To meet which there is in the hands of the Commis- 
sioners on the Sinking Fund, stock, and cash 
belonging to the several Sinking and Revenue 
Funds, as stated on page 202, $15,813,209 07 

Also bonds and mortgages on hand 

in the Treasury, amounting to 1,067,178 34 



$43,933,165 01 



16,880,387 41 



Net Debt, April 30, 1876, $27,052,777 60 



The total consolidated debt of the City, at the 
close of the financial year 1874-75, April 30, 
1875, including Funded and Unfunded Debt 
and Outstanding Water Loans, less the means 
then on hand for paying the same $16,218,- 
402.92, was, $27,294,208 20 

Net Debt, April 30, 1876, 27,052,777 60 



Net decrease of the Debt since April 30, 1875, $241,430 60 



As the revenue from the Water Works has thus far contributed 
nothing towards the paj^ment of the Cochituate Water Loans, 
and only gone to reduce expenditures and interest account of 

226 



NET INDEBTEDNESS. 227 

those years in which there was an excess of it over revenue, the 
Debt account should stand as follows : — 

City Debt, including " War Loans," " Roxbury 
Loans," " Dorchester Loans," " Charlestown 
Loans," "Brighton Loans," and "West Rox- 
bury Loans," $30,495,352 60 

CocHiTUATE Water Debt. — The net cost of the 
Cochituate Water Works, up to the 30th April, 
1876, as stated on page 232, 12,119,812 41 

Mystic Water Loans, 1,318,000 00 

$43,933,165 01 



APPENDIX 



FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTOISr 

FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1875-6. 

(^Commencing May 1, 1875, and ending April 30, 1876.) 



Mayor: SAMUEL C. COBB, from May 1, 1875, to May 1, 1876, 

City and Countv Treasurer : Auditor of Accounts : 

CHAS. H.'DENNIE. ALFRED T. TURNER, 

City and County Collector : THOMAS SHERWIN, from August 9, 1875. 

COMMITTEE OM JTIIVAIVCE. 

From May 1, 1875, to January 3, 1876. 

The Mayor, ex officio, Samuel C. Cobb ; The Chairman of the Board of 
Aldermen, ex officio, John T. Clark; Councilmen Francis H. Peabody (Chair- 
man on the part of the Common Council), Alexander Beal, Jolm Goldthwait, 
Eugene H. Sampson, Levi L. Willcutt, Francis Jaques, Curtis Guild. Alfred 
T. Turner, Clerk. 

F7-om January 3, 1876, to May 1, 1876. 

The Mayor, ex officio, Samuel C. Cobb ; The Chairman of the Board of 
Aldermen, ex officio, John T. Clark ; Councilmen Francis H. Peabody (Chair- 
man on the part of the Common Council), Eugene H. Sampson, LeA'i L. Will- 
cutt, Francis Jaques, Curtis Guild, Phinehas J. Stone, Jr., J. Wilder May. 
Alfred T. Turner, Clerk. 

COMMITTEE OIV ACCOUNTS. 

From May 1, 1875, to January 3, 1876. 
Aldermen John T. Clark (Chairman) ; James Power, Solomon B. Steb- 
bins ; Councilmen James J. Flynn (Chairman on the part of the Common 
Council), J. Q. A. Brackett, Amos L. Noyes, Edwin H. Woods (clerk), and 
David P. Kimball. 

From January 3, 1876, to May 1, 1876. 

Aldermen John T. Clark (Chairman) ; Solomon B. Stebbins, Hugh O'Brien ; 
Councilmen James J. Flynn, (Chairman on the part of the Common Coun- 
cil), J. Augustus Felt (clerk), Osborne Howes, Jr., Benjamin Pope, John 
Sweetser. 

BOARD OF COMMISSIOIVERS ON THE SIlVKiafG rU]VI>S. 

From May 1, 1875, to January 3, 1876. 

Mayor, Samuel C. Cobb (Cliairman) ; City Treasurer pro tern., Charles H. 
Dennie to June 13, 1875 (Treasurer) ; Auditor of Accounts, Alfred T. Turner 
(Secretary) ; Chairman of the Committee on Accounts, John T. Clark; Chair- 
man of tiie Conmiittee on Finance on the part of the Common Council, Francis 
H. Peabody, — all ex officiis. 'At large, Newton Talbot and John 0. Poor. 

From January 3, 1876, to May 1, 1876. 
Mayor, Samuel C. Cobb (Chairman) ; Auditor of Accounts, Alfred T. Tur- 
ner (Secretary); Chairman of the Committee on Accounts, John T. Clark; 
Cliairman of tiie Committee on Finance on tlie part of tlie Common Council, 
Francis H. Peabody, — all ex officiis. At large, Newton Talbot and John O. 
Poor ; Treasurer of the Board, C. H. Dennie, City and County Treasurer. 

231 



COST OF THE COCHITUATE WATER WORKS. 



The following table shows the gross payments for constructing, 
carr3'ing on and extending the Cochituate Water Works, from their 
commencement, August 20, 1846, to April 30, 1876, and the inter- 
est, discount and premium on the debt created for the purpose ; 
also the income received from all sources to the credit of said 
"works. 

GROSS EXPENDITURES. 

"Water Commissioners' payments, $4,043,718 21 

Water Board of 1850, payments, 366,163 89 

Cochituate Water Board's requisitions to April 30, 

1876, 10,586,138 83 

Other payments, which include salaries paid to the 
Water Registrar, previous to 1866-67, Treas- 
urer's Clerk for this department to 1875-76, 
executions against the city on account of the 
works, etc., 99,369 60 

Interest, discount and premium account, 11,736,113 95 



Total Gross Expenditures, $26,831,504 48 

GROSS INCOME. 

From water-rates from 1848 to April 

30, 1876, $12,613,000 68 

From shutting off and letting on 
water for non-pa3^ment of rates, 
sales of old materials, and all 
other sources, 746,691 39 



13,359,692 07 



Net Cost of the Cocliituate Water Works to the 

city, all income being deducted, April 30, 1876, $13,471,812 41 

We have heretofore placed under the gross income of the 
Cochituate Water Works the amount of $1,352,000, received in 
the Sinking Fund for the redemption of the City Debt from May 
1, 1860, to May 1, 1871, being 3 per cent, on the outstanding 
loans each year, with compound interest, which was the period the 
fund was in charge of the Committee of the City Council on the 
reduction of the debt of the city, and no part of the amount col- 
lected was set apart for redeeming the indebtedness of the Water 
Works ; but upon i-eflection the Auditor considers that it should 
not be used to show the difference between the actual cost of the 
works and the revenues earned therefrom. Said amount is appli- 



COST OF THE COCHITUATE WATER WORKS. 233 

cable to the reduction of the water debt, and is in the hands of 
the Sinking Fund Commissioners for that purpose, and deducted 
from the amount before given leaves $12,119,812.41 for the Co- 
cliitnate Water Debt. 

The following construction account table, prepared bj the 
present clerk of the Cochituate Water Boaid, Walter E. Swan, 
with the approval of the Auditor of Accounts, shows the actual cost 
of the works to April 30, 1876, and contains every item fairly 
chargeable to construction account as nearly as can be ascertained. 

This shows clearl}' that there has been a deficienc}^ in the 
receipts to cover the running expenses of the works and interest 
on the cost of the works, since the water was supplied to the citi- 
zens, of $1,477,232.63, as the $1,352,000 above spoken of, was 
raised by taxation and formed no part of the earnings of the 
works. 

COST OF THE WORKS TO MAY 1, 1876. 

Cost of Water Works to January 1, 1850, as per 

final report of Water Commissioners, $3,998,051 83 
Extension to East Boston, 281,065 44 
Jamaica Pond Aqueduct, 45,237 50 
New Dam at Lake Cochituate, 10,940 08 
Raising lake two feet, including damages, , 28,002 18 
Dudley Pond, Lower Dam, and making connec- 
tions with the lake, 18,982 23 
New Main from Brookline Reservoir, 304,991 83 
Land and Water Rights since January' 1, 1850, 58,331 40 
Land damages since January 1, 1850, 15,511 62 
New Pipe Yard and Repair Shop, 25,666 51 
Upper Yard, buildings, etc., 9,165 63 
New Water Pipes, East Boston, 20,999 43 
New Main, East Boston, 24,878 08 
Water to Deer Island, 75,000 00 
Pumping Works at Lake Cochituate, 15,000 00 
High Service, Stand Pipe, Engine Houses, and 

Engines, 83,829 53 
High Service, South Boston, 27,860 29 
Chestnut Hill Reservoir, including land, 2,449,982 07 
Parker Hill Reservoir, " " 228,246 17 
Charles River Siphon, 26,532 35 
Additional Supply of Water, including land dam- 
ages and all expenses, 1,186.254 56 
Cost of Main Pipe, since January 1, 1850, 830,310 98 
" Laying Main Pipe since January 1, 1850, 454,233 70 
'• Hydrants, Stop Cocks and Boxes, and set- 
ting same, 251,376 63 
" Main Pipe, for extension in Roxbury, Dor- 
chester, Brighton and West Roxbury 
• Districts, 877,197 81 



Carried forward, $11,347,647 85 



234 COST OF THE COCHITUATE WATER WORKS. 

Brought fonvard, f 11,347,647 85 

i^Cost of Laying Main Pipe for extension in Rox- 
buy, Dorcliester, Brighton and West 
Roxbury Districts, 358,429 04 

^' Hydrants, Stop Cocks and Boxes, and 

setting same in above districts, 344,859 74 



$12,050,936 63 
Cr. Bv sale of Jamaica Pond Aque- 

\luct, $32,000 00 

By sale of Land, to May 1, 1876, 24,356 85 

56,356 85 



.1,994,579 78 



WAR EXPENSES 



The following table exhibits the gross expenditures of all kinds 
incurred by the city on account of the Southern Rebellion, which 
terminated in the spring of 1865 ; also the receipts on the same 
account. Under the head of Recruiting Receipts is included the 
return of money to the Treasurer which had been advanced for 
that purpose. The receipts (except $522.12), under the head of 
Soldiers' Relief, are amounts which have been refunded by the 
State of Massachusetts. 



RECRUITING. 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1863-64. State Bounty tax .. 

1864-65 

1867-68 

1868-69 



1861-62, 
1862-63 . 
1868-64 . 
1864-65 . 
1865-66 . 
1866-67 . 
1867-68 . 
1868-69 . 
1869-70 . 
1870-71 . 
1871-72 . 
1872-73 , 
1873-74 . 
1874-75 , 
1875-76 , 



1861-62 
1862-63 
1863-64 
1864-65 
1865-66 
1866-67 
1867-68 
1868-69 
1869-70 
1870-71 



SOLDIERS RELIEF. 



OTHER EXPENSES. 



Gross Expenditures $4,719,290 95 

" Receipts 2,345,081 84 

Net War Expenses $2,374,209 61 



Expenditures. 



,012 26 
255,365 52 
513,026 41 
549,050 43 



129,809 00 

309,553 09 

297,328 33 

293,987 67 

117,469 30 

257,407 60 

109,179 79 

108,709 95 

102,845 29 

96,564 20 

89,942 41 

83,940 45 

88,435 12 

88,639 87 

84,219 50 



90,151 63 

15,856 53 

38,010 84 

19,457 60 

23,371 13 

19,795 05 

7,750 98 

1,959 00 

900 50 

52 00 



,719,290 95 



Receipts. 



^2,350 00 
64,296 00 



150,086 84 

60 00 

1,489 97 



479 12 

61,071 02 

257,066 51 

310,759 87 

290,007 28 

164,000 00 

205,000 00 

145,387 63 

102,500 00 

99,048 00 

95,500 00 

87,700 00 

81,600 00 

90,986 85 

86,100 00 



6 52 



1,061 23 
8,580 00 



$2,345,081 34 



235 



THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 



The cost of carrying on the various institutions under the 
charge of the " Board of Directors for Public Institutions," for the 
financial year 1875-76, compared with the previous year, has been 
as follows, viz. : — 

House of Correction. — The number of inmates on the 30th 
of April, 1876, was 599, viz. : 524 males and 75 females ; average 
for the year, 587 ; previous year, 575. Ex|Denditures, 1875-76, 
$97,618.16; 1874-75, $109,800.70. Income, 1875-76, $29,352.- 
83 : 1874-75, $44,633.70. The income of 1875-76 is SO^V per 
cent, of carrying on the same, and making the net expenditures of 
•1875-76, $68,265.33. 

Houses of Industry, Reformation, etc. — The whole number 
of inmates in these institutions on the 30th of April, 1876, was 
1,788, viz. : 1,214 males, 574 females ; average for the year, 1,749 ; 
previous year, 1,513; distributed as follows: Almshouses, 591; 
House of Industry, 866 ; House of Reformation, boys, 273 ; girls, 
19 ; total, 292. Total expenditures for these institutions, located 
at Deer and Rainsford Islands, and Almshouse, Charlestown Dis- 
trict, 1875-76, $217,580.24 ; 1874-75, $209,936.99. Income, 
1875-76, $13,726.41 ; 1874-75, $13,413.85. The income of 
1875-76 is 6^ per cent, of carrying on the same, including 
improvements and repairs on the buildings, and making the 
net expenditures, 1875-76, $203,853.83 against $196,523.14 in 
1874-75. 

Lunatic Hospital. — The number of inmates on the 30th of 
April, 1876, was 203, viz. : males, 97 ; females, 106 ; average for 
the year, 207 ; previous year, 204. Expenditures, 1875-76, 
$59,391.10; 1874-75, $64,626.71. Income, 1875-76, $7,524.04 ; 
1874-75, $5,238.45. The income of 1875-76 is 12^- per cent, of 
the cost of carr3Mng on the establishment, and making the net 
cost of 1875-76 $51,867.06, against $59,388.26 in 1874-75. 

236 



LAMP DEPAETMENT. 



The whole cost foi- lighting the streets of the city, during the 
financial year 1875-76 was $496,456.53 against $440,909.73 in the 
previous year. On the 30th of April, 1876, the city was lighted 
with 9,048 gas, and 1,194 oil lamps, being an increase of 682 gas, 
and an increase of 242 oil lamps, as compared with the previous 
year. The lamps are located as follows : — 

In City Proper, .... 3,972 gas, and 84 oil. 

In South Boston, . . . 814 gas, and 344 oil. 

In East Boston, .... 491 gas, and 314 oil. 

In Roxbury District, . . 1,441 gas, and 20 oil. 

In Dorchester District, . . 889 gas, and 77 oil. 

In West Roxbury District, 431 gas, and 282 oil. 

In Brighton District . . 329 gas, and 73 oil. 

In Charlestown District, . 681 gas. 

The prices paid for gas in the public lamps to the several gas 
companies are, Boston at the rate of $2.00 per thousand cubic 
feet ; Roxbury, $2.45 ; Dorchester, $3.00 ; South and East Bos- 
ton, $2.50 ; Charlestown, $2.40 ; Brighton, Jamaica Plain, and 
Brookline, $2.90 per thousand. 

The men who clean and light the gas lamps are paid at the rate 
of If cents per lamp per night, and have an average of one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven lamps each, except those in the Roxbury, 
Dorchester, West Roxbury, and Brighton Districts, who receive 
one dollar and sixty-seven cents per day. 

The underground service pipes are laid and kept in repair by the 
various companies, under the direction of the Superintendent of 
Lamps, and at the expense of the city, without pecuniary consider- 
ation or profit to the companies. 

The oil and fluid lamps, during the past year, have been lighted 
and cleaned by men employed by the Superintendent of Lamps, at 
the rate of three cents per lamp, per night, for this service, except 
where there are in the Dorchester District about seventy-five 
" kerosene" lamps, for which the city pay for trimming, cleaning, 
lighting and oil consumed at the rate of twenty-four dollars per 
annum for each lamp. 

The present contract for supplying street lamps with burning 
fluids is at the rate of one mill per hour for each lamp. 

237 



PUBLIC YACCINATION. 



The office of the City Physician is in the basement story of the 
Bureau of Charity, Chardon street, and his office hours are from 
10 A. M. to 12 M., daily. 

The number of persons vaccinated and revaccinated at this 
office, free of expense, dui'ing the year ending 30th April, 1876, 
was 931. 

The number of children examined and furnished with the cer- 
tificate of vaccination required to entitle them to enter the public 
schools was 237. 

The number of gratuitous supplies of vaccine virus toph3^sician8 
belonging to Boston was 26. 

The duty of attending all cases of sickness at the Suffolk County 
Jail, City Prison, Police Station Houses, except those of East and 
South Boston, Charlestown, West Roxbury and Brighton Dis- 
tri«ts, and at the City Temporary Home, Charity Building, 
Chardon street, is assigned to the City Physician. 

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SALAKIES OF THE TEACHERS 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 

AS FIXED BY THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE, FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR FROM 
SEPTEMBER 1, 1875, TO SEPTEMBER 1, 1876. 



LATIN AND ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOLS. 



Head-Master, first year, $3,500 ; subsequently 

Masters, " " 2,800; " 

Sul-Masters, " " 2,200; " 

Us' ers in Latin School, 1,700; " 

Teacher of French in the Eng. High and Latin Schools. 

" German in the Latin School 

Assistant Instructor in Drawing, Eng. High School 

Military Instruction in the High School for Boys 

Clerk and Messenger, English High School 



^4,000 per annum. 
3,200 
2,600 
2,000 
3,200 

200 

800 
1,500 

600 



GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL. 



Head-Master, first year, .$3,500 ; subsequently. 

Head Master's 1st Head-Assistant 

Head-Master's 2d Head-Assistant 

Head- Assistants 

Assistants 

Teacher of Chemistry 

Assistant" " 

Teacher of French 

" German 

" Drawing 

" Gymnastics 



$4,000 per annum. 

2,000 " 

1,500 " 

1,200 " 

1,000 " 

1,500 " 

800 " 

750 " 

750 " 

1,000 " 

600 " 



ROXBURY DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. 



Head-Master, first year. 
First Head- Assistant. . . . 
Second " " . . . 

Assistants 

Teacher of French 

" Drawing 

" German 



5,500 ; subsequently. 



J4,000 per annum. 

1,800 " 

1,500 " 

1,000 " 

600 " 

700 " 

600 " 



Head-Master, first year. 

Head- Assistant 

Assistants 

Teaciier of Frencli 

" German.... 



DORCHESTER DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. 

,500 ; subsequent years 



H,000 per annum. 

1,800 " " 

1,000 " " 

GOO " " 

600 " " 



NORMAL SCHOOL. 



Head-Master, first year, $3,500 ; subsequently. 

Head-Master's Head-Assistant 

Assistant 

240 



54,000 per annum. 

J, 500 " " 

1,000 " " 



SALARIES OF THE TEACHERS. 241 



CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. 

Hea(T-Master, first year, $3,500 ; subsequently $4,000 per annum. 

Master English Department 2,800 " 

Sub-Master 2,200 " 

Head and Second Assistants 1,200 " 

Assistants 1,000 " 

Teacher of French 600 ' ' 

WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. 

Head-Master f 3,500 per annum. 

Male Assistant 1,500 " " 

Assistants 1,000 " " 

Teachers of German and French, each 500 " " 

BRIGHTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. 

Head-Master $2,800 per annum. 

Head-Assistant 1,200 " " 

Assistants 1,000 " " 

Teacher of French 250" " 

GRAMMAR SCHOOLS. 

Masters, first year, $2,800 ; subsequently $3,200 per annum. 

Sub-Masters, first year, $2,200; subsequently 2,600 " " 

Ushers, " 1,700; " 2,000 " " 

Principals of Gramijaar Schools in Dorchester, Brigliton 

and West Roxbury Districts 2,800 " " 

Principal of the Dudley School 2,000 " " 

Principal of the Deaf Mute School 1,200" 

One Assistant " " " 900 " " 

Assistants of the Deaf Mute School, first year, $700 ; sub- 
sequently 800 " " 

Master's Head-Assistants 1,200 " " 

Teachers 2d class of boys. Mixed Schools, with more than 

500 pupils 1,000 " " 

Head-Assistants 850 " " 

Assistants, first year, $600; second year, $700; subse- 
quently 800 per annum. 

Graduates Normal School, first year, $700; subsequently. 800 " " 

General Supervisor of Drawing 3,300 " " 

Teachers of Drawing 2,500 " " 

Teacher of Drawing in Dorchester District 1,700 " " 

General Supervisor of Music and Teaclier of Music in ihe 

High Schools 3,300 " " 

Teacher of Music, West Roxbury and Brighton Districts. . 1,800 " " 

Teachers of Music 3,000 " " 

Extra Teacher of Mathematics 1,000 " " 

Teacher of Sewinn $87.50 per annum for each whole division of the fourth 
class taught. Excex)tions : Teacher of Sewing in tlie Winthrop Seliool, $800 
per annum ; Teacher Dorchester Schools, $800 per annum, including travel- 
ling expenses. 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 

Teachers, first year, $600; second year, $700; subse- 
quently $800 per annum. 

EVENING SCHOOLS. 

Principals in Drawing $10 a night. 

Assistants " 5 " 

Principals, in High 10 " 

Assistants, " 5 " 

Principals, Grammar 3 " 

Assistants, " 1 " 

KINDERGARTEN. 

Teacher, first year; $600; second year, $700; subse- 
quent ly $800 per annum. 

16 



COST or FUEL FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 



1875-76, 



The Expenditures for Fuel for the Public Schools in 1875-76 
amount to 168,850.12, distributed as follows : — 



HIGH AND GRAMMAR SCHOOLS. 



School-houses. 



Adams 

Andrew and Branch 

Bigelow , 

Bowditch 



Bowdoin 

Boylston 

Brimmer 

Chapman . 

Comins and Branches ...... 

Dearborn 

Dudley (for Boys) 

Dudley (for Girls) ........ 

Dwight 

Eliot 

Everett 

Franklin . 

Gaston 

Hancock and Branch 

High and Latin and Branches . . 

High (Girls) 

High (Highlands) 

Lawrence 

Lewis 

Lincoln , 

Lowell 

Lyman 

Mavhew 

Norcross 

Phillips 

Prescott 

Quincy 

Rice 

Sherwin 

Shurtleflf . , 

Wells 

Winthrop 

Yeoman street 

Brighton Schools , 

Blinker Hill, Charlestown District . 

Harvard " 

High 

Prescott " 

Warren " 

Winthrop " 

Amounts carried forward . 



Coal. 
Tons. 



165 
115 

5921° 

48 

801C00 

10 

80 
70 

126i»o'> 
148 

35 
133 

90 
118 
120 
215 
204 
273 
295 

76 
130 

70 
110 
120 
110 

70 

60 
108 
110 
114 
130 
37508 

145 
135780 

120 
70 

355i''i'» 

111110 
1691050 

871(120 
661130 
1261250 
29 



Wood. 
Cords. 



5,2920") 



3. 

.4 
1.4 



12.4 

.2 

34 

4.2 

' 2. ' 
1. 
3. 
3. 
3. 
4. 
1. 
3. 

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1. 
4. 
3. 

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6.4 
4.4 
1. 
5. 

34' 
9.2 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
3.4 



$1,170 25 

793 25 

423 87 

330 45 

560 22 

68 50 

548 00 

638 00 

733 13 

906 45 

1,061 45 

239 75 

935 95 

628 .50 

844 70 

8.-.7 75 

1,507 75 

1,443 60 

1,881 15 

2,048 2.i 

531 60 

914 75 

492 50 

800 00 

855 00 

754 00 

525 50 

411 00 

757 70 

753 50 

781 10 

961 00 

1,251 08 

1,007 00 

987 07 

822 00 

517 75 

2.590 87 

777 22 

1,179 17 

620 07 

471 97 

905 63 

198 85 



$37,487.30 



242 



COST or FUEL FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



243 



SCHOOIi-FlOUSES. 



Ammmt bronght forward 
Atherlon, Doroliester DlBtrict . 
Evei-ftt " •' 

Gibson " " • . 

Harris " " 

High •' " . 

Mather '' " . 

Mlnot " •' 

Stoughton " " . 

Tileston '■ '• . 

Central, West Koxbury District . 
Florence " •' •' 

High •' •' '• , 

HiUside " " " . 

Mt. Vernon, West " " 

Evening Schools ......... 

School for Deaf Mutes ...... 



Primary Schools .... 
Weighing and Inspecting 



For 1874-75 



CoaU 
Tons. 



5,292670 
25 
55 
35 
65 
52 
134 
93 
40 

56 
31 
65 
50 
30 



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3,075191 » 



9,1847Be 



Wood. 
Cords. 



100.6 
2,4 



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5.4 
5.1 
3. 

' {a 

1. 

1.4 
1.4 
1. 
4.4 
.3 



133.2 
132.3 



275. 



Amounts. 



|3T>487 30 
198 75 
376 75 
262 75 
445 25 
S92 20 
978 23 
6fc9 93 
309 00 
123 67 
401 40 
223 90 
463 50 
360 00 
217 00 
471 09 
70 40 



$43,481 12 
22,705 00 
2,664 00 



$68,850 12 



$60,726 00 



The fuel for the Public Buildings (except those exempted by 
ordinance), and for the School-liouses, was furnished by contract, 
at the following rates, viz.: — $6.85 per ton of 2^000 lbs. fi^r 
white-ash coal, housed ; Cannel coal $24.00 per ton; $9.00 per 
cord for hard wood ; $8.00 per cord for pine wood, and $2.00 per 
cord for sawing once, splitting and piling, $3.00 per cord for saw- 
ing twice, splitting and piling, and $4.00 for sawing three times, 
splitting and piling. 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES. 



AianHal Expenditures of several departments for sixteen years 
past, -eommencing with the financial year 1860-61 : — 



Instituti(*ms at Deer 


Island. 


House of Correction. 


Year. 


Amount. 


No. 
Inmates. 


Amount. 


No. 
Inmates. 


1860-61 . : 


$76,917 21 


684 


$45,201 29 


394 


1861-62 . . 


68,905 86 


693 


40,454 81 


344 


1862-63 . . 


68,881 73 


606 


39,858 83 


266 


1863-64. . 


85,792 29 


612 


38 971 66 


245 


1864-65 . . 


91,304 66 


621 


45,842 07 


195 


1865-66 . . 


87,202 73 


695 


51,018 21 


262 


1866-67 . . 


99,606 38 


709 


71.713 65 


342 


*1867-68 . ". 


118,042 11 


805 


70,765 76 


389 


1868-69 . . 


126,878 08 


991 


70,920 03 


445 


tl839-70 . . 


113,823 97 


998 


74,381 12 


441 


1870-71 . . 


111,212 35 


1,009 


82,001 09 


428 


1871-72. . 


137,291 83 


1,146 


63,696 28 


389 


1872 -73 . . 


181,483 37 


1,205 


70,012 97 


406 


:l:1873-74. . 


191,730 39 


1,309 


106,090 64 


530 


1874-75 . . 


§209,936 99 


1,513 


109,800 70 


575 


1875-76. . 


§217,580 24 


1.749 


97,618 16 


587 



Xiunatic Hospital. 


Amount. 


No. 
Inmates. 


$26,906 01 


162 


25.997 35 


186 


29,375 16 


173 


32,316 97 


173 


37,996 51 


171 


43,167 47 


180 


47,847 85 


177 


54 8f3 28 


175 


57,910 84 


187 


75,911 92 


205 


64,441 48 


227 


61,608 91 


238 


65,303 00 


216 


.'•)9,987 97 


193 


64,626 71 


204 


59,391 10 


207 



* Annexation of Roxbuiy. January. 1868. 
■f " '• Dorchester, January, 1870. 

X " " Charlcstown, Brighton and West Roxbury, Jan., 1S74. 

§ Including Almshouse at Charlestown. 
244 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES. 



245 



Fire Department. 


Fire Alarm 
Departm't. 


Police Departm't. 




Amount. 


Apparatus in service. 


Men. 


Amount. 


Amount. 


No. of 


Year. 


8. E. 


H.C. 


H. & L. 


Officers. 


1860-61 


$96,291 98 


9 


9 


3 


245 


$8,203 81 


$234,526 79 


292 


1861-62 


80,419 51 


10 


9 


3 


260 


6,536 56 


256,164 53 


302 


1862-63 


90,984 50 


10 


9 


3 


258 


6,775 16 


254,308 45 


319 


1863-64 


109,834 66 


10 


9 


3 


266 


11,921 78 


331,633 59 


336 


1864-65 


135,730 65 


10 


9 


3 


267 


12,299 74 


344,971 78 


358 


1865-66 


137,551 92 


11 


9 


3 


2'-0 


17.070 73 


404,833 97 


375 


1866-67 


151,624 63 


11 


9 


3 


281 


26,119 18 


454,079 09 


383 


*1867-68 


1S0.218 46 


14 


13 


4 


281 


23,998 67 


433.944 66 


344 


1868-69 


229,047 43 


14 


13 


4 


358 


||40,741 91 


512,829 84 


412 


t 1869-70 


286,275 29 


21 


15 


7 


389 


1124,837 67 


652,921 30 


443 


1870-71 


333,891 00 


21 


14 


7 


466 


**51,964 00 


678,344 96 


500 


1871-72 


399,249 63 


21 


17 


7 


472 


42,763 89 


575,324 28 


468 


1872.73 


605,310 90 


22 


16 


7 


475 


40,507 00 


643,042 62 


520 


tl873-74 


591,640 27 


§■28 


13 


11 


650 


tt51,092 49 


683,892 7- 


628 


1874-75 


591,848 35 


§29 


12 


11 


650 


tt35,258 25 


tt811,587 67 


661 


1875-76 


564,275 49 


§29 


11 


11 


668 


tt21,497 61 


832,257 96 


695 



Year. 


Repairs £lns^. 
Houses, etc. 


Erection X^ng. 
Houses, etc. 


Repairs, etc., 
8tat'n Houses. 


Erection Sta. 
Hoiises. 




Amount. 


Amount. 


Amount. 


Amount. 


1860-61 . . . 


$5,823 95 


$8,106 39 


$3,428 46 




1861-62. . . 


1,649 89 


5,014 75 


3,097 91 


$31,671 42 


1862-63 . . . 


4,926 55 


5,952 60 


1,856 25 




1863-64 . . . 


4,095 94 


773 83 


1,758 77 




1864-65 . . . 


7,146 92 


4,600 00 


2,400 32 


28,000 00 


1865-66 . . . 


9,441 46 


28,053 29 


1,951 38 


35,653 25 


1836-67 . . . 


8.135 16 


2,000 00 


3,641 64 


78,361 79 


*1867-68 . . . 


26,237 40 


20,601 36 


4,560 67 


650 00 


1868-69 . . . 


14,963 69 


7,545 97 


9,820 44 


55,395 79 


t 1869-70 . . . 


33,445 68 


53,790 77 


8,795 81 


13,165 57 


1870J71 . . . 


32,652 21 


19,608 84 


7.905 22 


20.543 79 


1871-72. . . 


26,829 98 


59,230 95 


6.604 15 


34,662 31 


1872-73 . . . 


16,024 35 


72,567 95 


8,203 16 


14,744 09 


^1873-74 . . . 


28,778 37 


151,801 58 


8,488 71 


52.503 65 


1874-75 . . . 


14,099 45 


105,167 80 


8.857 93 


67,801 81 


1875-76 . . . 


6,668 43 

1 


34,862 18 


11,232 79 


9,869 49 



* Roxbury annexed, .January. 18H8. + Dorchester annexed, January, 1870. 

t CharUsMwn, Brighton, and West Roxbury annexed, January, 1874. 

§ Also, afire-bont, twn^hand-eneines and a chemical engine, 1873-74; and flre-boat, one hand-engine, and 
five chemical engines, 1874-75. and 187.5-7t>. 
II Extension to Roxbury included. H 8,000 additional for right in Roxbury and Dorchester. 

** Extension to Dorchester included. 

tt Bells and clocks included, and. 1874-75, extension to Brighton included. 
tt Cost of Harbor Police-boat included. 



246 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES. 



Tear. 


Health Departm't. 


Quarantine 
nepartment. 


Paving Department. 




Amount. 


No. of 
Employes 


Amount. 


Amount. 


Employes 


Miles, 
of Public 

Streets. 


1860-61 


$142,039 07 


263 


$2,594 10 


$206,333 82 


91 


Ill 7-10 


1861-62 


136,075 88 


286 


6.860 03 


199,364 16 


97 




1S62-63 


139,489 52 


279 


4,814 32 


160,203 14 


99 




18fi3-64 


151,833 47 


268 


1.587 83 


154,-522 31 


82 




1864-65 


183,696 05 


306 


2,030 86 


148,660 61 


84 




18R5-66 


193,111 55 


309 


1,105 86 


162,801 77 


87 




1816-67 


248,962 71 


386 


16,712 18 


264,783 28 


120 




*]867-68 


248.717 18 


307 


5,056 07 


270.361 11 


125 




1868-69 


288,097 05 


354 


4,946 25 


409,814 75 


205 




tl869-70 


306,162 57 


348 


5,573 68 


708,086 07 


285 




1870-71 


238 892 87 


357 


10,945 89 


874,046 59 


426 




1871-72 


338,79S 06 


415 


13,285 81 


940,036 27 


507 




1872-73 


369,227 70 


445 


1137,239 09 


956,815 20 


662 




J §1873-74 


446.877 08 


450 


20,248 31 


965.474 60 


673 


350 7-10 


§1874-75 


467,433 38 


500 


17,055 59 


1,254,463 18 


1,000 




§1875-76 


462,771 12 


650 


14,213 76 


1,024,627 66 


730 





Se-vrers. 


X<ainp Department. 


Bridges. 

(Ordinary.) 


Year. 


Amount. 


Feet of 
Sewers 
Built. 


Amount. 


No. of 
Lamps. 


Amount. 


1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1867-68 

»1867-68 

1868-69 

11869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

tl873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 


$57,116, 96 
28.529 55 
17,305 99 
23.459 53 
20,410 74 
44.819 63 
40,391 25 
41,0.55 53 
76.736 26 
101,624 01 
130,749 1.3 
118,874 61 
160,000 00 
227.827 58 
211,392 93 
285,299 58 


15.966 

12.857 

7,708 

5,281 

3,394 

9,091 

8,400 

7,930 

18,530 

27,173 

26,968 

24.192 

35,103 

46.065 

40,170 

69,842 


$139,482 84 
142,974 32 
160,916 04 
162.142 82 
192,071 04 
211,025 77 
219,495 00 
237,272 10 
271,167 23 
281,693 97 
324.755 51 
347,533 72 
356,562 83 
384,760 46 
440,909 73 
496,456 53 


4,222 
4,535 
4,719 
4,780 
4,837 
4,936 
4,983 
5,663 
5.750 

6,697 
6,851 
7,274 
8,640 
9,318 
10,242 


$13,279 44 

10,084 58 

9,966 55 

. 11,312 24 
18.305 68 
15,855 45 
13,968 57 
13,086 54 
15,855 12 
15,935 43 
24,053 28 

1142,336 07 
35 288 87 
50,888 04 
50.589 26 
53,569 25 



* Annexation 

+ AnnexatiuM 

t Aniioxatlon 

Koxburj', Jan., 



of K'.xbury, .Jan., 18CS. 
of Dorclicster, .Jan.. 1870. 
(if Cliarlestuwn. Briglitun, 
1874. 



§ Inphidinc B.)ara of Mi'iilth. 
11 .■SI.V"'!' -'' 'or .New Qiinruntlne ateambont. 
II CimrlcH River. Warren. Crajtie's. ii'id West Bos- 
tun Briclgeii ineluded, eonnncneing 1871-72. 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES. 



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ACTUAL EXPENDITUEES. 



Actual Expenditures of the Cit}' of Boston and County of Suffolk 
exclusive of debt and temporary loans redeemed as follows : — 



Tear. 


Interest on 

Debt and 

Temporary 

Loan. 


State Tax. 


Otlipr City 
Expenditures. 


Total actual 

Expenditures 

on Account 

of City. 


Cotinty. 


1855-56 


$365,934 86 


$148,036 50 


$2,094,975 18 


$2,608,946 .54 


$187,437 09 


1856-57 


378,220 57 


155,509 95 


2,309,926 82 


2.843,657 34 


191,422 26 


1857-58 ..... 


399,481 68 


337,945 05 


2,795,548 27 


3,532,975 OO 


207,252 91 


1858-59 


440,615 40 


107,608 44 


2,661,178 83 


3,209,402 67 


190,112 60 


1859-60 


448,714 99 


98,694 00 


2,823,484 35 


3,370,893 34 


207,478 40 


1860-61 


446.026 31 


82,245 00 


2,879,970 44 


3,408,241 75 


174,850 24 


1861-62 


463,119 04 


94,575 00 


2,710,732 66 


3,268,426 70 


170,225 21 


1862-63 ..... 


688,861 67 


*578,270 56 


3,782,979 34 


5,050,111 57 


153.594 98 


1863-64 


824,068 34 


tl,269,626 41 


3,000,767 61 


5,094,462 36 


152,867 32 


1864-65 


1,505,144 71 


756,600 00 


3,752,200 35 


6,013,945 C6 


146,619 60 


1865-66 


889,397 69 


1,592,501 00 


3,866,973 09 


6,348,871 78 


173,050 06 


1866-67 


1,035,145 74 


1,016,490 00 


4,276,046 93 


6,327,682 67 


205,937 10 


1867-68 


1,277.278 13 


1,694.150 00 


5,128,986 84 


8,100,414 97 


233,245 65 


1868-69 


1,152,377 79 


723,140 00 


7,614,331 26 


9,489,849 05 


226,488 17 


1869-70 


1,179,668 64 


903,925 00 


10,467,741 61 


12,551,335 25 


314,840 81 


1870-71 


1,500,433 36 


933,775 00 


9,789,982 87 


12,224,191 23 


272,.342 38 


1871-72 


1,560,489 26 


933,775 00 


9,650,712 08 


12,144,976 34 


271,941 38 


1872-73 


1,859,283 56 


736,480 00 


11,991,630 39 


14,587,393 95 


337,526 95 


1873-74 


2,279,398 06 


828,540 00 


15,133,971 71 


18,241,909 77 


310,702 71 


1874-75 


2,671,496 12 


802,120 00 


11,542,694 17 


15,016,310 29 


372,321 99 


1875-76 


2,607,933 20 


802,120 00 


11,704,336 52 


15,114,389 72 


361,510 29 



* Including $221,262,00 National direct tax assumed and paid by the State, 
t Including $513,026,41 State Bounty Tax. 



248 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



The following table shows the expenditures, in tlie financial year 
1875-76, for Printing and Paper, Binding, Stationery and Blank 
Books, as charged to the several appropriations, viz. : — 



Appropriations. 



Additional Supply ofWater 

Addition to City Hospital . . . 

Advertising 

Armories 

Assessors' Doijartment 

Auditor's Department 

Back Bay Streets and Avenues 

Board of Health 

Boston Harbor 

Bridges 

Cedar Grove Cemetery 

diaries River Bridge 

City Hospital 

City Registrar's Department 

Collector's Department 

Commercial Point Bridge . . 

Common 

County of Suffolk,— 

Jail 

Probate Court 

Registry of Deeds 

Superior Civil Court . . 

Superior Criminal Court 

Municipal Court . 

Municipal Court, Brighton District . . . 

Municipal Court, Charlestown District . . 

Municipal Court, Dorchester District . . 

Municipal Court, East Boston District . . 

Municipal Court, South Boston District . 

Municipal Court, Southern District . . . 

Municipal Court, West Koxbury District 



Deeds 

East Boston Ferries 

Eastern Avenue Wharf 

Engineer's Department 

Fire Alarm Telegraph ....... 

Fire Department , 

Francis Street School-house .... 

Health Department 

Incidental Expenses, — 

Celebration June 17th 

Centennial Memorial < 

Ward Boundaries 

Fourth of July Celebration . . . , 

Soup . . . , 

Evacuation Day, March 17lh, 1S76 - 



Inspection of Building 

Lamps 

License Expenses , . 
Maiden Bridge . . . 



Carried forward 



Printing in 
eluding Paper 
and Binding. 



;,309 
22 
12 



7 

77 

14 

616 

344 

792 



2,257 14 

1,: 



940 

,158 

15 

59 



119 
302 



135 
179 
851 
18 
309 

464 

,415 

16 

371 

n 

112 



607 77 

326 04 

532 72 

12 60 



$21,368 65 



Stationery 

and Blank 

Books. 



$828 h?, 

82 62 

3 50 

3 50 

2,232 25 

281 81 

344 02 

8 50 

3 50 

4 95 
61 50 

490 43 

82 75 

788 63 

33 90 

85 27 

523 18 

1.353 05 

166 88 

9 20 
3 50 

58 55 
49 63 
32 08 
54 97 
125 73 
53 97 
37 23 



75 05 

777 *56 

48 19 

402 07 

144 03 

61 21 



361 14 
188 ]fl 
171 86 



$10,050 90 



Binding, . 

exclusive of 

Printer's 

Contract. 



38 50 
508 50 



$647 00 



249 



250 PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Printing and Stationery Account. — Continued. 



Appropriations. 



Brought forioard 

Markets 

Meridian Street Bridare 

Mount Hope Cemetery 

M3'stic Water Works 

New Engine Houses 

New Offal Slied. Highland Street 

New Stable, Charlestown District 

Northampton Street District 

Overseers of the Poor 

Park Department 

Paving . 

Police Department 

Primary School-house, Roxbury Street ...... 

Printing 

[Which includes the amounts for the City Council 
and all the officers for which no special appropri- 
ations are made, including Superintendent's salary 
and amount paid printers for storing paper.] 

Public Baths 

Public Buildings 

Public Institutions, — 

House of Industry . 

House of Correction . 

Lunatic Hospital 

Pauper Expenses 

Steamboat " Henry Morrison " 

Office Expenses 

New Wharf, Kainsford Island 



Puhlic Lands 

Public Library 

QuMrantine Department 

Kegistration of Voters and Election Expenses . . . 
Schools, viz. : School Expenses, School Committee, 
School houses. Public Buildings .......... 

School-house, Florence District . 



Sealers of Weights and Measures . . 

Sewers " 

Sinking Fund Commissioners , . . . 

Soldiers' Relief 

Stable, Paving Department, Ward 17 . 

Surveyor's Dt-partment 

Swett Street . 

Tax and other Fees 

Ticknor Bequest 

Treasurer's Department 

Tremont Street -Mali Curb . . . .' . . 

Waterworks (Cochiiuate) 

Water Works, Wards 17 and 19 . . . 
West Boston and Cragie's Bridges . . 
Widening Streets 



Totals 



The totals for Printing and Stationery, 1874-75, were 



Printing in- 
cluding Paper 
and Binding. 



$21,36S 65 

4 38 
19 UO 

14tt 65 
534 35 
24 51 

5 85 
10 58 

3 OU 



1,563 72 

3U6 80 

1,667 84 

25 26 

19,078 95 



16 41 
85 58 

381 52 
81 91 
73 04 
38 57 

4 60 
377 20 

5 85 



8,270 15 

37 41 

2.455 67 

11,633 27 

128 92 

22 28 



628 62 



251 58 

11 18 

137 67 

20 50 

153 10 

214 20 

492 30 

8 90 

1,519 19 

6 22 

7 84 
170 84 



$71,994 06 



$71,419 27 



Stationery 

and Blank 

Books. 



$10,050 90 
3 50 

* 17 00 
107 95 



27 15 
541 43 
244 95 

1,476 96 



25 97 
329 46 

443 52 
211 32 

282 06 
68 99 

134 35 



21 13 

830 53 

19 00 

880 12 

13,638 78 

42 75 



11 98 
468 31 

12 75 



1,773 85 

7 00 

717 65 

698 08 
10 48 



Binding, 

exclusive of 

Printer's 

Contract. 



$35,126 09 



$41,099 52 



$647 00 



1,513 63 



12, 



831 



84 



$14,992 47 



$14,001 08 



COST OF ADYERTISING. 



The following table shows the expenditures for advertising, by 
the several departments, for the financial 3ear 1875-76 : — 

Additional Supply ofWater $3,064 SO 

Addition to City Hospital 82 62 

Advertising (general, not chargeable to any other appropriation) 2,618 34 

Assessors' Dep;irtment. 219 dO 

Back Bay Streets and Avenues 115 50 

Beach St reet 8 40 

Board of H'-alth 197 89 

Boston Harbor 10 88 

Cedar Grove Cemetery 257 83 

Charles River Bridge 61 50 

City Hospital 47 20 

Commercial Point Bridge 22 00 

Common 58 84 

Commonwealth Avenue Enclosure 36 88 

Dredging Hoxbury Canal, etc 52 13 

East Boston Ferries 118 89 

Eastern Avenue Wharf. , 51 33 

Francis Street School-house 46 14 

Grammar School-house, VVinthrop District, Oharlestown 37 75 

Heilth Do'partmeiit 357 51 

Incidental Expenses : — 

Celebration, June 17th 2.323 87 

Vice-President Wilson's obsequies 17 50 

Evacuation Day. March 17th.... 28 25 

Inspection of Buildings . 6 25 

Lamps 77 25 

License Expenses 688 93 

Maiden Bridge 50 88 

M arkets I 73 87 

Mercantile Wharf Market 97 25 

Meridian Street Bridge 46 00 

Mount Hope Cemetery.. 141 00 

Mystic Water Works .. 35 00 

New Engine Houses . 88 39 

New Oflfal Shed, Highland Street 44 01 

New Stable, Charlestown 44 14 

Park Department 121 39 

Paving 1,883 08 

Police 281 77 

Police Station-house No. 8 46 00 

Primary School-house, Lawrence District 42 00 

Primary School-house, Newbury Street 50 25 

Primary School-house, Roxburv Street 87 50 

Printing " 34 75 

Public Buiiding-i . 30 13 

Public Institutions: — 

House of Industry 108 63 

House of Correction 56 88 

l^unatio Hospital 53 63 

Steamboat ' ' Henry Morrison "....... 19 25 

New Steamboat 37 00 

New Wharf, Rainsford Island 10 00 

Quarantine Department 20 62 

Leal Estate Advertising* 11,797 89 

Registration of Voters ■. 1,139 63 

School Expenses, School Committee 1,503 42 

School-houses, Public Buildings 63 14 

School-house, Florence Street 38 75 

Sealers of Weights and Measures 6 00 

Sewers 1 ,375 23 

Stable, Paving Department Ward 17 44 14 

Surveyor's Department 3 00 

S wett Sti eet 154 38 

I'remont Street Mall Curb 170 38 

"Water Works 22 75 

West Boston and Cragie's Bridges 35 08 

Widening Streets 1,228 39 

Total $3 1 ,692 78 

The cost of Adverti.■^ing for 1874-75 was ....$15,331 81 

* Included in this table for the first time. 
251 



252 COST OF ADVERTISING. 

Tlie amount as stated on page 251 has been paid as follows, viz. : — 

Boston Daily Journal $6,177 05 

Daily Evening I ravelloT 3,997 61 

Boston Daily Evening Transcript 3,7u7 53 

Boston Daily Advertiser 3.5"*5 71 

Boston Post 3,379 75 

Boston Herald 3,219 82 

Boston Daily Globe 3,191 32 

Newspapers out of the city 1,526 75 

Boston Daily News 1,0-17 81 

Bunker Hill Times 312 75 

Boston Times 208 00 

Suffolk County Journal ISO 88 

Roxbury Gazette 162 ti3 

Charlestown Advertiser 153 75 

Saturday Evening Gazette 150 38 

Sunday Courier 118 50 

Dorchester News Gatherer , 116 19 

Saturday Evening Express 114 25 

Commonwealth 108 25 

East Boston Advocate 104 25 

West Roxbury Gazette 60 50 

South Boston Inquirer 58 90 

Journal of Commerce 7 00 

Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 3 20 



Total $31 .692 78 

The cost of Advertising for 187-1-75 was $15,331 81 



COST OF GAS. 



The following table shows the expenditure for gas, during the 
financial year 1875-76, by the several depaitnients, exce[)t tiie 
House of Industry', House of Correction and Liinntic Hospital, the 

gas for these institutions being manufactured by tlie city : — 

Bells and Clocks. — Dudley Street Clock |42 00 

Board of Health 52 80 

Bridges 472 33 

City Hospital 2,292 15 

County of Suffolk : — 

Jail G34 16 

Court House 5(38 12 

llegistry and Probate Building 570 01 

Municipal Court, Brigliton District 33 GO 

Munici{)al Court, Cliarlestown District 18 00 

Municipal Court, Dorchester District 28 80 

Municipal Court, East Boston District 12 00 

Municipal Court, Southern District 3:^ 40 

East Boston Ferries 5,3G8 90 

Eire Department. — Engine-houses 6,223 01 

Healtli Department. — Stables 614 02 

Lamp Department. — Lighting streets 323, G05 13 

Repair shop 15 70 

Markets 878 34 

Mystic AVater Works .' 58 00 

Overseers of the Poor. — Temporary Home 22G 3G 

Paving. — Stables 213 59 

Police — Station-houses 8,995 45 

Public Baths 60 

Public Buildings : — 

City Hall 2,957 81 

City Hall, Charlestown District • 848 30 

Centre Hall, West Roxbury District 232 80 

Faneuil Hall 84 28 

Park Commissioners' office 15 21 

30 Pemberton square 88 64 

Solicitor's office 14 02 

Ward rooms 281 57 

Public Library 5,550 50 

School-houses 3,721 68 

Surveyor's Department 7 20 

Water Wc/rks. — Proving yard and engine-house for stMnd pipe, 

Boston Highlands 705 77 

Water Works, Wards 17 and 19 3 60 

West Boston and Cragie's Bridjjes 923 98 



'$365,920 83 



This amount has been paid as follows, viz. : — 

To Boston Gas Light Company $150,321 01 

Roxbury Gas Light Company 56,980 02 

Dorchester Gas Light Company 41 ,099 66 

South Boston Gas Liglit Company 30,671 58 

Charlestown Gas Company 26,680 69 

East Boston Gas Company 23,464 47 

Jamaica Plain Gas Light Compnny 19,612 94 

Brookline Gas Light Comiumy • . ." 16,313 52 

Cambridge Gas Light Company. £>! 746 94 



.S365,9l'0 83 



the cost of gas in 1874-75 was $336,099.15. 
253 



STREET WIDENINGS. 
18 7 5-76, 



The following are the amounts paid for laying out, widening and 
extending streets, elc, during the year 1875-76 : — 

Akron $150 00 

Areli 30,883 00 

Atlantic Avenue 234,354 28 

Auburn 378 OO 

Avery • 510 00 

Baxter 1,284 75 

Beach 47,165 25 

Bennin jiton GO 00 

Blue-Hill Avenue 1,102 50 

Boston 9,400 00 

Bow .* 3,943 75 

Bowdoin, Dorchester District 41,389 40 

Brattle 7,976 00 

Carolina Avenue 400 00 

Gary 918 00 

Centre, West lluxbury District 300 00 

Charlestown 1,040 00 

Cliurcli, Dorchester 425 40 

Commerce 21,666 00 

Conmionwealiii and Hunlinnton Avenues, and West Chester 

Park .' 279,609 19 

Congress 63,200 00 

Corey 2,421 71 

Cottage 180 00 

Devonshire 3,500 00 

Dudley, Stoughton, Coniniercial and Pleasant, Roxbury and 

Dorchester Districts 334 41 

Eastern Avenue 216,850 56 

East Lenox 12,317 97 

Eliot . • 54 62 

Eustis 2,435 60 

Federal 130 00 

Fellows 7,786 30 

Fort Avenue 1,750 0') 

Foster, Brighton District 2,244 26 

Fountain 190 00 

Francis 150 00 

Franklin 25,379 20 

Gore Avenue 3.486 00 

Hamilton and Sturgis 8,792 49 

Hanover Avenue 864 00 

Harrison Avenue 1,365 00 

Huuneman 3,026 50 

Kingsburv w 1,415 25 

Leverett '. 22,534 46 

Lincoln, Brighton DJsii ict 3,601 50 

Carried foruard $1,072,965 35 

264 



STREET WIDENINGS. 255 

Brought forward ' - $1,072,965 35 

Magazine 1,454 90 

Market, Brighton District 1,000 00 

Oliver 19,503 25 

Park, Charlestown District 7,595 35 

Pearl 31,613 00 

Pond, Dorchester District 1,605 72 

Purchase and Atlantic Avenue 840 00 

Quincy Place 1,350 00 

Reed's Court 338 80 

Rockland 300 00 

Savin- Hill Avenue 5,401 75 

Seaverns Avenue 210 00 

Shawmut Avenue 56,408 22 

Smith 6,019 20 

South 21,012 75 

State 8,000 00 

Svrett 118,981 62 

Terrace 18,952 30 

Thorndike 24,444 CO 

Tremont Street and Place, Roxbury District 7,547 23 

Walden 7,096 00. 

Warren , 658 98 

Washington Extension 4,655 00 

Washington, Brighton District 9,778 75 

Wasliington and Essex 19,403 23 

West Cottage 2,833 75 

Williams, West Roxbury District 1,269 66 

Zeigler 35,365 96 

Grade Damages on Central and Water Streets, and damages to 

Litchfield's Wharf, Burnt District 28,764 60 

Paving and small expenses, Burnt District 12,062 30 

Salaries of Street Commissioners and other expenses, not 

chargeable to any one street 21,124 68 



$1,548,556 35 

Amount expended for laving out, veidening and extending 

streets, 1874-75 ." $1,628,245 52 



LAYING OUT AND WIDENING STEEETS. 



STATEMENT OF AMOUNTS EXPENDED FOR LAYING OUT AND 
WIDENING STREETS, 

From June 1, 1822 (^first year of City Government), to April 30, 1876. 



A $5,626 15 

Adams and Washington 3,079 70 

Akron.. J 50 00 

Albany 36.887 67 

Albion 3,777 20 

Alden 167 25 

Alford 5,090 03 

Ann and BlackstoiK- .. 5,000 00 

Appleton 97,061 90 

Arch 333,318 00 

Asli 778 74 

Ashmont 161 50 

Athens 1,325 00 

Atlantic avenue 2,404,078 04 

Auburn.. 8,626 00 

Avery 510 00 

Avon place 115,208 81 

Barrett 2,479 24 

Bartleti 4 00 

Battery 63,715 91 

Baxter 1,284 75 

Beach 230,505 31 

Beacon 8,45 1 05 

Bedford 112,550 23 

Belcher's lane 427 00 

Bellevue 896 25 

Beverly. 26,164 37 

Bigelow, Brighton Dist. 250 00 

Blackstone 96,318 08 

Blackstone&N. Centre 1,690 00 

Blossom 4,315 57 

Blue-hill avenue 10,034 96 

Bolton 250 00 

Boston 9,400 00 

Bow 3,913 75 

Bowdoin 1,089 56 

Bowdoin, Dorch. Dist. 45,846 62 

Bowdoin squaie... .. 13,746 80 

Bowker 45,604 53 

Boylston 137,992 92 

Bronifield 80,040 14 

Brattle 25,533 60 

Brigiiton 952 00 



Carried /''ymartZ. . ..'$3,944,332 G3 



Brought forward . . .! 

Broad 

Broadway extension . . 

Breed's Island 

Brimmer 

Brooks 

Brookside avenue 

Cambridge 

Camden ". . . 

Canal 

Canal, Charlest'n Dist. 

Canton 

Carolina avenue 

Carver 

Gary 

Castle 

Causeway 

Centre, Dorch. Dist. . . 
Centre, W, Rox. Dist. . 

Ceylon 

Chadwick 

Chambers 

Chambers and Leverett 
Change ave. and Fan- 

euil Hall square- . . • 

Chapman 

Chapman place 

Chardon 

Charles 

Charles, Dorchester 

District 

Cliarlestown 

Charter 

Chatliam 

Ciiauncy 

Chestnut-Hill avenue • . 

Chestnut 

Chester square 

Cimrch 

Church, Dorchester 

District 

Circuit 

Clark 



5,944,332 63 

1,896 81 

919,319 79 

80 00 

34,412 54 

192 60 

6,118 89 

48,849 66 

2,247 50 

210 00 

14,093 00 

150 GO 

729 08 

732 10 

918 00 

3,518 00 

945 92 

1,877 00 

300 00 

776 00 

1,947 00 

130 00 

851 75 

3,."32 00 

27,2.^3 84 

549 84 

60,307 26 

90,898 36 

1,307 00 

7,488 00 

1,840 46 

2,527 81 

62,773 38 

272 25 

850 00 

1,988 24 

35,012 80 

425 40 

2,835 30 
7,482 41 



Carried forward . . ..$5,292,002 02 



256 



LAYING OUT AND WIDENING STREETS. 



257 



Brought forward. . .f 5,092,002 62 

Cliff 17,973 88 

Clifton 7,060 00 

Clinton 26,898 31 

Colony 600 (JO 

Columbia, Dorchester 

District 399 20 

Columbus avenue 523,877 62 

Commercial, Battery 

and Salutation 3,752 U 

Commercial 129,749 08 

Commercial and Char- 
ter 222 75 

Commerce 49,331 00 

Commonwealth avenue, 
Huntington avenue 
and West Chester 

Park 279,609 19 

Congress 1,223,617 68 

Concord square 1,500 00 

Copeland 2,384 00 

Corey 2,421 71 

Cottage, Dorchester 

District 20,352 38 

Cotting 1,900 Ol> 

Court 84,651 43 

Court square 21,048 08 

Cove 2,020 22 

Cooper 8,310 63 

Cross 24,627 23 

Cross, East Boston 740 00 

Dale 2,069 20 

Davis 6,988 50 

Day 2,450 00 

Derne • 5,889 46 

Derne and Temple 391 03 

Devonshire 1,518,019 47 

Dix place 933 75 

Doane 5,131 75 

Dock square 7,49187 

Dorchester avenue 7,544 75 

Dorchester 15,367 72 

Dover 2,000 00 

Dudley and other 

streets 179,658 25 

East 1,367 20 

East Chester park 15,735 00 

East Dover 27,974 07 

Eastern avenue 292,197 01 

East Lenox 3) ,931 97 

East Springfield 3,780 00 

Eliot 422,254 43 

Elm 15,005 79 

Emerald 800 00 

Emerson 26,91121 

Essex 12,201 04 

Essex and Lincoln 3,328 34 

Eustis 8,641 30 

Eutaw 1,671 80 

E 943 75 

Federal 887,697 62 

Federal and Broad 77,880 91 

Carried forward. . $11,309,306 34 
17 



Brought forward. .$11,309,306 34 

Fellows 7,786 30 

First 29.272 46 

Fleet 58,352 29 

Fort avenue 1,750 00 

Foster, Brighton Dis- 
trict 3,553 27 

Foundry 900 00 

Fountain 190 00 

Fourth 6,175 58 

Francis 300 00 

Franklin 409,724 66 

Friend 216,335 37 

Fruit 7,315 36 

Fuhon 22,380 60 

Garden 543 50 

Garden court 2,371 96 

Gold 3,109 82 

Gore avenue 3,486 00 

Granite 4,000 00 

Gray 2,925 00 

Green 21,675 74 

Green, Dorchester Dis- 
trict 188 25 

Green and Leverett. . . 1,473 57 

Green and Pitts 3,615 77 

Greenough lane 325 00 

Gridley 280 64 

Gridley and High..... 813 56 

Guild 3,422 80 

H and Athens 91 00 

Hamburg 975 00 

Hamilton and Franklin 8,792 49 

Hampden 100 00 

Hanover 1,650,694 98 

Hanover and Court 1 ,500 00 

Hanover avenue 9,464 00 

Harrison avenue 242,589 43 

Hawes 250 00 

Hawkins 6,008 89 

Hawley 258,052 50 

Hawthorn 500 00 

Heath 820 20 

Henchman 15,390 50 

High 280,015 93 

High and Congress... 20,054 25 

High and Pearl 1,995 30 

High Charlestown Dis- 
trict ' 708 00 

Howard 1,050 00 

Howard, Dorchester 

District 2,143 25 

Humphreys 280 70 

Hunneman 4,636 00 

Joy 500 00 

Kendall 750 00 

Kirkland 1,000 OO 

Kingsbury 7,675 75 

Kingston 297,714 86 

Kneeland.. 161,399 60 

La Grange 24,714 89 

Lamartine 4,317 51 



Carried forward ..$15,125,758 87 



258 



LAYING OUT AND WIDENING STREETS. 



Brovght forward.. ^15,125,758 87 

Lenox 4,040 10 

Leverett 59,043 12 

Leverett and Causeway 550 00 

Lewis 5,000 00 

Lincoln 48,065 18 

Lincoln, Brighton Dis- 
trict 3,820 73 

Lindall 137,261 55 

London 3,301 86 

Lynde 257 00 

Magazine 27,794 85 

Maiden 5,353 00 

Marion. 5,389 20 

Market, Brighton Dis- 
trict 8,849 43 

Marvin 244 50 

McLean 15,654 33 

Marshall and Union. • . 20,462 00 

Mason 580 14 

Matthews 22,887 75 

Melrose 2,615 80 

Melville avenue 4,730 00 

Merchants' row 48,920 78 

Mercantile 4,' 00 00 

Merrimac 26,076 63 

Messenger 993 75 

Milk 426,094 51 

Mill Pond and Salem. . 6,667 28 

Minot 800 00 

Mt. Vernon and Olive. 3,048 37 

Moon » 652 43 

Myrtle 6,700 81 

Napier 4,112 79 

New, east of Custom 

House 15,000 00 

New streets, S. Boston 3,406 59 

Newhall 40 00 

Norfolk 1,535 00 

North 339,878 77 

Northampton 500 00 

North Bennet 240 66 

North Centre 11,020 00 

North Grove 5,122 27 

JSTortli Margin 5,686 63 

JSTorth Market 15,63160 

O 5,038 56 

Oliver 607,172 33 

Ontario 1,000 00 

Otis 66,312 00 

Oxford 2,483 49 

Park, Charlestown Dis- 
trict 7,595 35 

Parker 3,880 00 

Pearl 478,642 31 

Pearl and High 8,881 90 

Pearl, Purcliase and 

Gridley 15,864 00 

Pearl and Atkinson... 1,500 00 

Pearl and Purchase.. . 3,899 26 

Perkins 6,760 73 

Perry 11,700 62 



Carried forward . .$17,648,518 83 



Brought forward.. $17, 6i8,5l8 83 

Piedmont 5,000 00 

Pinckney 1,566 08 

Pitts 479 40 

Pleasant 1,047 07 

Pleasant, Charlestown 

District 15,542 50 

Point Sliirley road 250 00 

Pond 7,072 02 

Poplar and Allen 400 00 

Porter 1,902 50 

Portland 15,913 53 

Prescott 2,584 40 

Prince 32,888 00 

Province 5,310 00 

Purcliase 113,257 40 

Purchase and Atlantic 

avenue 840 00 

Pynchon 41,910 62 

Quincy 8,483 20 

Quincy place 12,784 OO 

Keed's court 2,118 60 

Renfrew 400 ( 

Revere 100 00 

Richmond 101,689 27 

Richmond and North.. 2,544 00 

Robinson 758 72 

Rockland 300 00 

Roxburv 1,000 00 

Ruggles 2,976 25 

Rutland 1,500 00 

Saint James 2,749 66 

Salem 23,374 15 

Saratoga 2,000 OU 

Savin Hill avenue.... 5,401 75 

School 15,879 34 

Seaverns avenue 3,326 50 

Seaverns ave. and Starr 

lane 2,094 64 

Shawinut avenue 305.064 07 

Shawmut 3,856 67 

Silver 1,253 00 

Sister 4,095 68 

Sixth 6,6u2 78 

Smith 6,019 20 

Snowhill 5,338 75 

Somerset 428 01 

South 31,669 25 

South Eden 4,850 55 

South Market 332,040 06 

Spring 2,287 00 

Springfield 1,525 00. 

Staniford 459 85 

State 8,000 00 

Sudbury 73,296 35 

Suffolk 1,106 00 

Summer 323,074 41 

Swett 118,981 62 

Telegraph 243 00 

Temple 8,152 72 

Temple place 93,770 00 

Terrace 1H,952 30 



Carried forward ..$19,435,058 70 



LAYING OUT AND WIDENING STREETS. 



259 



Brought forward.. $19, iS5, 058 70 

Thacher 1,285 00 

Thorndike 24,444 00 

Thornton 890 40 

Thomas 978 72 

Tremont 716,320 80 

Tremont and Chapman. 2,250 50 
Tremont and Tremont 
place, Roxbury Dis- 
trict 7,547 23 

Tremont row and court 187,256 30 

Troy 10,704 00 

Union 213,190 82 

Union park 142 10 

Union-park street 28.858 30 

Unity 641 39 

Vale and Newman 600 00 

Vernon 7,236 80 

Village 3,395 50 

Vine 1,725 00 

Walden 7,096 00 

Walnut avenue 5,625 25 

Waltham 40,271 43 

Ward 100 00 

Warren 100,182 78 

Washington 2,513,535 14 

Washington and Essex 197,848 43 
Washington, Dorches- 
ter District. . .. 7,344 40 

Washington, Brigliton 

District 11,685 35 



Carried forward 



5,626,214 34 



Brought forward. .$23,526,2U 34 
Washington village and 

Dorchester 246 56 

Water 564,423 29 

Webber 1,762 75 

Webster avenue 97 00 

West 30,416 80 

West Cedar 1,300 00 

West Chester park 15,335 10 

West Cottage 4,609 75 

West Orange 4,535 50 

Williams 17,189 10 

Williams, West Rox- 
bury District 1,269 66 

Windsor 2,492 00 

Winchester 8,000 00 

Winter 4,672 26 

Woodward 2,248 00 

Worcester 1,000 00 

Worcester square ..... 350 00 

Zeigler 36,905 96 

Various streets, none of 

which are over $200. 1,776 54 
Salaries and other ex- 
penses not chargeable 
to any one street.... 219,924 47 
Paving and small ex- 
penses. Burnt Dis- 
trict 381,795 13 

Grade damages, etc., 

Burnt District 90,220 79 

$24,916,785 00 



The above statement does not include the cost of grading the said streets prior to the year 
1869-70; neither does it include the cost of laying out and grading streets on the city's pub- 
lic lands at the South End. In addition to the above amounts, there have been payments 
made for the widening of Hamilton, High, Purchase, Broad and Wendell streets, and 
Washington avenue; the laying out of Sturgis and Hartford streets, and the extension of 
Pearl place, which were charged to the appropriation for the Fort Hill Improvement, the 
total cost of which improvement to May 1st, 1876, was $1,575,000. 

In the Church-street District, there were widened, Piedmont, Winchester, Melrose, Shaw- 
mut, Tremont and Tennyson streets, and Columbus avenue was extended to Church street. 
The total cost of this improvement to May. 1876, was $1,178,491.59. In the Suffolk-street 
District, Shawmut avenue was extended to Tremont street; Cobb street laid out; Emerald 
street extended to Castle street; Wheeler's court laid out, widened and extended to Indiana 
place; and Castle street widened, Washington street widened, Carney place laid out and 
widened, Middlesex street widened and extended to Dover street, and Paul street laid out. 
The cost of this improvement to May 1, 1S76, was $2,426,08-l.9o. 

In the Northampton-street District, the cost of improvements, exclusive of laying out, 
widening, and extending of East Lenox, Fellows, Hunneman, and Thorndike jslreets has 
been $171,316.47. 

Total cost of Street Improvements, as given above, as follows : — 

Laying out and widening streets, as per table $24,916,785 00 

Fort Hill Improvement . 1,575.000 00 

Church-street District 1.178,491 59 

(Suffolk-street District 2,4-26,084 93 

Northampton-street District, exclusive of amount paid for widening streets . 171,316 47 

$30,267,677 99 



CONSOLIDATED FUNDED DEBT 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 

From 1822 to 1876, hoth inclusive. 



The following table exhibits the total consolidated /?m(^ed debt 
of the city for each year from the coinmencement to May 1, 1876, 
inclusive. At the commencement of the Cit}- Government, in 
1822, the amount of the debt (which had been contracted by the 
town fer the erection of a Court-house and prisons in Leverett 
street) \t as : — 

$100,000 00 

May 1,1824, the amount of the City Debt was 207,050 00 

" 1825. '• " " 305,873 85 

" 1826, " " " 36i,b00 32 

*' 1827, " " *• including the debt for the 

erection of Faneuil Hall 

Market 1,011,775 00 

" 1828, " " « 949,450 00 

" 1829, " " '• 911,850 00 

" 1830, " « " 891,930 75 

« 1831, " " " . 880,330 75 

" 1832, " " " 817,123 93 

" 1833, " " " 940,358 28 

" 1834, " " " 1,078,088 28 

" 1835, " " " 1,147,398 97 

" 1836, " " " 1,264,400 00 

" 1837, " " " 1,497,200 00 

•' 1838, " " " 1,491,400 00 

'' 1839, '• " " . 1,596.600 00 

'■' 1840, " " '« 1,698,232 56 

'• 1841, " » " 1,663,800 00 

" 1842, " " " 1,594,700 00 

» 1843, " " " 1,518,700 00 

" 1844, " " " , . 1,423,800 OO 

•' 1845, " " " 1,163.266 62 

" 1846, " " " 1,153.713 16 

" 1S47, " •' " 1,296,626 98 

" 1848, " " '• Water debt included this 

year and after 3.452,606 37 

" 1849, " " " 5.334.846 54 

" 1850, " " " 6,195,144 35 

" 1851, " " " 6,801,541 35 

« 1852, " " " 7,110,679 70 

" 1853, " " " 7,859,435 66 

" 1854, " " " 7,799.855 32 

" 1855, ♦' " " 7,151,149 77 

" 1856, " " " 7,107,149 77 

" lSb7, " " " 7,269,299 77 

" 1858, " " " 8,101,199 77 

" 1859, " " " 8,954.649 77 

" 1860, " " " 8,491.599 77 

" 1861, " " " • 8,894,499 77 

•' 1862, " '• " Wardebl included this year 

and after 9,031 ,207 77 

•• 1863, " " " 10,-335.857 77 

" 1864, « " " 11.015,732 77 

•' 1865, " «' " • 11,371,942 57 

" 1866. " " " ]],892,.375 91 

" 1867, " " " 12,998,559 91 

>' 1868, " " " Roxbury debt included . . 14.011,656 91 

>< 1869, " " " 16.959.500 91 

. •• 1870, •' " '< Dorchester debt Included . 18.687,350 91 

" 1871, " " " 26,472,916 80 

" 1872, " " " 28,628,5.35 82 

" 1873, " " " 30,653,116 80 

" 1874, " " " Charlestown, Brighton, 

and West Roxbury debt 

included 42.890.785 77 

" 1875, " " " • • 43.414,829 99 

" 1876, " " " • 43,848,835 73 

260 



TAXES. 



The amount of taxes assessed by the Board of Assessors, on the 
real and personal estates and polls of the City of Boston, for the 
year 1875, was as follows : — 

Valuation of real estate, $558,941,000 

Valuation of personal estate, 235,020,895 



Total valuation, $793,961,895 

Assessed at ^13.70 per 81,000, gives $10,877,278 02 

Add 85,243 polls, at $2 each, gives 170,486 00 



Gross tax, $11,047,764 02 

This rate of $13.70^ per $1,000 is divided as follows : — 
For city and county purposes, $12.56 per $1,000, 

being, $10,051,557 65 

State assessment, at $1.04, 825,720 37 



$10,877,278 02 



The amount of abatements from the above assess- 
ments to April 30, 1876, was $132,592 98 



The year 1875 shows a gain over that of 1874, 
as follows : — 

1875, real estate, $558,941,000 

1874, " 554,200,150 



Gain, 0.85 per cent., $4,740,850 

1875, personal estate, $235,020,895 

1874, " 244,554,900 



Loss, 3.89 per cent,, $9,534,005 

Total valuation, real and personal, 1875, $793,961,895 

" " " " " 1874, 798,755,050 



Total loss, 1875, on the total valuation of 1874, 
equal to 0.60 per cent., $4,793,155 



261 



262 TAXES. 

Number of polls, 1875, 85,243 

" " 1874, 84,684 

Gain, 0.66 per cent., 559 

The total valuation of the taxable real and per- 
sonal estates in 1875, which did not include 
property owned by the city, was, $793,961,895 

The san:e in 1865, 371,892,775 



Gain, in these ten years, which is equal to 113.49 

per cent., $422,069,1 20 

The State valuation of 1872 puts the city's portion of all State 
taxes to be assessed between the years 1872 and 1875, at $401.06* 
on every $1,000 of said tax, including polls at half a mill each. 
The valuation of 1876 fixed the proportion of the city at $412.74 
on each $1,000, including polls at one-tenth of a mill each. The 
State tax of 1876 is $1,800,000, of which the City of Boston is to 
pay as its pi'oportion, $742,932. 

* In 1873 the proportion of the city of Boston was $368 24 of each $1,000. 
" " " " Charlestown " 19 10 " " 

" " " town of West Roxbury ." 9 28 " " 

" " « " Brightoa " 4 44 " " 

$40106 " " 



YALUATION OF BOSTON, 

BY THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS. 



Toial Amount of Assessors' Valuation and Tax levied on the Real and Per- 
sonal Property of the several Wards of the City of Boston in the years 
1872, 1873, 1874 and 1875 compared. 



Wards. 


1872. 


1873. 


1874. 


1875. 


1 

2 

3 

4 


$15,307,250 00 
29,334,100 00 
11.926,100 00 
125,539.800 00 
121.860.200 00 
83,557,800 00 
22,906,600 00 
20,625.250 00 
39,961,600 00 
31,50.5,000 00 
39,694,300 00 
20,565,300 00 
9.732,100 00 
27,442,100 00 
29,739,200 00 
31,395,300 00 


$17,277,700 00 
31,916.200 00 
12,373,200 00 
135,293,600 00 
101,098.500 CO 
85,212,500 00 
25,091,600 00 
23,105,800 00 
44,057iS00 00 
32,522,300 00 
41,519,400 00 
22,195,500 00 
10,690,100 00 
28,112 600 00 
33,534.800 00 
35,221,800 00 


$18.298.5.50 00 
30.308,600 00 
12,812,000 00 

129,305,600 00 

130,226,400 00 
83,652,200 00 
25,275,600 00 
21.508.800 00 
46,024,300 00 
32,414.500 00 
40.903,800 00 
23,121,700 00 
10,620,500 00 
28,355,900 00 
34,381,000 CO 
35,808.300 00 
28.381,200 00 
14,403,800 00 
13,548,400 00 
10,171,600 00 
11,471,200 00 

§17,761.100 00 


$19,577,500 00 
29,.509,600 00 
12.823.000 00 

125,377,700 00 


5 


131,272,100 00 


6 


84 407.700 00 


7 . . . . 


25,267.400 00 
20.398,200 00 


8 


9 


46,812,700 00 
31,526,100 CO 
40,662,800 CO 
23.660,700 00 
10,896,700 00 


10 

11 

12 


13 


14 


28,377,300 00 
34,627.700 00 
34,632,300 00 
26,577.900 00 


15 

16 ... . 

17* 


19* ......... . 






14 599,400 00 


20* .... 






]3,7-20,800 00 
9,840.700 00 


21* 






22* 






11,350,200 00 


Bank Stock ...... 


121,632,300 00 


{14,608,000 00 


§18,043,395 00 


Total 


$682,724,300 00 


$693,831,400 00 


$798,755,050 00 


$793,961,895 00 


Tax 

Rate per thousand . . . 
Number of Polls, at $2 . 


$8,122,316 31 
11 70 
67,221 


$9,021,439 92 
12 80 
70,199 


$12,629,946 78 
15 60 
84,684 


$11,047,764 02 
13 70 
85,243 



* The city of Charlestown and towns of "West Roxbury and Brighton "were annexed to 
Boston in 1873, their valuation taking effect as a part of the city in 1874. 

Valuation of Charlestown in 1873 was $35,289,682. 
" " West Roxbury " " 22.148,600. 

" " Brighton " " 14,548,531. 

The valuation of 1873 of Boston and the municipalities that were annexed in that year was 
$765,818,213. 

West Koxburv was Ward 17 in 1874 and 1875. 

There is no Ward 18 in 1874 and 1875. 

Brighton was Ward 19 in 1874 and 1875. 

Charlestown was Wards 20, 21, 22 in 1874 and 1875. 

t Under Chap. 321 of the Acts of 1872, Bank Stock was separately taxed. The citizens 
and corporatio7is of Boston were assessed upon a valuation of $21,632,300 of this class of 
property. 

} Bank Stock was separately as8e.«sed by authority of Chap. 315 of the Acts, of 1873. The 
citizens of Boston held $14,608,000 of this stock. 

§ Bank Stock assessed under Act of 1873, Chap. 315. 

263 



264 assessors' valuation of real and personal estates. 



Assessors' Valuation of the Real and Personal Estates, and number of Polls 
in each of the twenty-one wards of the city, on which Taxes were assessed 
in the years 1874 and 1875. 

Taxes are assessed on the first day of May in each year. 



Wards. 



1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

19 

20 

21 

22 



Totals 



Real Estate. 



1874. 



$16,179,950 
23,372,300 
10,710,200 
82,196,100 
83,803,700 
44.021,800 
23,506,900 
17,788,600 
34,952,200 
24,609,800 
26,750,800 
19,354.700 
9,491,000 
23,130,400 
28,490,800 
27,682,100 
19,035.300 
11.751,700 
9,569,500 
7,746,000 
10,056,300 



$554,200,1.50 



1875. 



$17,420,500 
23,181,200 
10,738,700 
84,056,600 
84,770,500 
43,311,500 
23,655,400 
17,643,900 
35.806,600 
24,721,400 
26,621,700 
19,691,200 
9,847,000 
23,356,300 
29,331 ,300 
27,263,900 
18,243,200 
12,014,100 
9,579,500 
7,623.000 
10,063,500 



$558,941,000 



Personal Estate. 



1874. 



*$17,761,100 
2,118,600 
6,936,300 
2,101,800 
47,109,500 
46,422,700 
39,630,400 
1,768,700 
3,720,200 
11,072,100 
7,804,700 
14,153,000 
3,767,000 
1,123,500 
5,225.500 
5,890.200 
8,126,200 
9,345,900 
2,652.100 
3,978,900 
2,425,600 
1,414,900 



$244,554,900 



1875. 



*$18,043,395 

2,157,000 

6,328,400 

2,084,300 

41,321,100 

46,501,600 

41,096,200 

1,612,000 

2,754,300 

11,006,100 

6,804,700 

14,041.100 

3,969,500 

1,049,700 

5,021.000 

5,296,400 

7,368,400 

8,334,700 

2,585,-300 

4,141,300 

2,217,700 

1,286,700 



$235,020,895 



1874. 



7,409 
5.444 
4,208 
3,081 
1,382 
3,338 
7,537 
3,507 
4,139 
4,016 
4,450 
7,212 
2,588 
3,828 
5,437 
4,062 
2.863 
1,535 
2,736 
2,939 
2.973 



84.684 



1875. 



7,313 
5,486 
3,946 
2,191 
2,077 
3,372 
7.552 
3,636 
4,414 
4,006 
4,560 
7,010 
2,530 
3,897 
5,-594 
4,332 
2,868 
1,664 
2,704 
2,985 
3,106 



85,243 



* Bank Stock taxable on account of residents of Boston under the act of 1873. 



assessors' valuation of boston. 



265 



Statement showing the Assessors' Valuation of the Real and Personal 
Property of the City of Boston on the first day of May, for forty years, 
1835 to 1875, inclusive. 

Also, the amount and rate per cent, of increase in each period of ten years. 



Years. 



1835 and 1845 

1836 and 184G 
1833 and 1847 

1838 and 1848 

1839 and 1849 

1840 and 1850 

1841 and 1851 

1842 and 1852 

1843 and 1853 

1844 and 1854 

1845 and 1855 

1846 and 1856 

1847 and 1857 

1848 and 1858 

1849 and 1859 

1850 and 1860 

1851 and 1861 

1852 and 1862 

1853 and 1863 

1854 and 1864 

1855 and 1865 

1856 and 1866 

1857 and 1867 

1858 and 1868 

1859 and 1869 

1860 and 1870 

1861 and 1871 

1862 and 1872 

1863 and 1873 

1864 and 1874 

1865 and 1875 



Valuation 
First Term. 



$79,302,600 
88,265,000 
89,58:5,800 
90,231,600 
91,826,400 
94.581,600 
9s. 006, 600 
106,722,800 
110,046,000 
118.450,300 
135,948,700 
148,839,600 
162.360,400 
167,728,000 
174,180,200 
180,000,500 
187,947,000 
187,680,000 
206,514,200 
227,013,200 
241,932,200 
249,162,500 
258,111,900 
254,714,100 
263,429,000 
276,861,000 
275,760,100 
276,217,000 
302,507,200 
332,449,900 
371,892,775 



Valuation 
Second Term. 



$135,948,700 
148,839,600 
162,360,400 
167,728,000 
174,180,200 
180,000,500 
187,947,000 
187,660,000 
206,514,200 
227,013,200 
241,932,200 
249,162,500 
258,111,900 
254,714,100 
263,429,000 
276,861,000 
275,760,100 
276,217,000 
302,507,200 
332,449,900 
371,892,775 
415,362,345 
444,946,100 
493,573,700 

t549,511,600 
584,089,400 
612,663,500 
682,724,300 

J693,83],400 
798,755,050 
793,961,895 



Amount of 

Increase in the 

ten years. 



$56,646,100 

60,574,600 

72,776,600 

77,496,400 

82,353,800 

85,418,900 

89,940,400 

80,937,200 

96,468,200 

108,562,900 

105,983,500 

100,322,900 

95,751,500 

86,986,100 

89,248,800 

96,860,500 

87,813,100 

88,537,000 

95,993,000 

105,436,700 

129,960,575 

166,199,845 

186,834,200 

238,859,600 

286,082,600 

307,228,400 

336,903,400 

406,507,300 

391,324,200 

466,305,150 

422,069,120 



Rate per 
cent, of 

Increase 
in ten 
years. 

71.4 

68.6 

81.2 

85 9 

89.7 

90.3 

91.8 

75.8 

87.6 

91.7 

77.9 

59.7 

58.9 

51.9 

51.2 

53.8 

46.7 

47.2 

46.4 

46.44 

53.71 

66.70 

82.67 

92.77 

108.59 

110.96 

122.17 

147.16 

129 36 

140.26 

113.49 



The valuation on the preceding pages excludes all the property 
owned by the city, which is never estimated by the City Assessors. 

Real and Personal Property and Income are all taxed by the 
same rate. 

The rate for 1875 was $13.70 on every thousand dollars. 



* The City of Roxbury, with a valuation of $26,551,700, united with Boston, 1867, its valu- 
ation first taking effect as a part of Boston in 1868. 

t The Town of Dorchester, with a valuation of $20,315,700, united with Boston, 1869, its 
valuation first taking effect as a part of Boston in 1870. 

X The City of Charlestown, with a valuation of $35,289,682, the Town of West Roxbury, 
with $22,148.60U valuation, and the Town of Brighton, with a valuation of $14,548,531, 
annexed to Boston in 1873, their united valuation taking effect in 1874 as a part of the City of 
Boston. 



266 assessors' valuation of boston. 

The following items are not estimated in the foregoing valuation, 
viz. : — 

All houses of religious worship, and the pews and furniture of 
the same. All tombs, and rights of burial. 

The personal property of all literary, benevolent, charitable and 
scientific institutions incorporated by the State ; and all the real 
estate belonging to such institutions, ivhich is actually occupied 
by them or their officers for the purposes for which they were 
incorporated. 

United States Securities and all shares in Massachusetts cor- 
porations owned by individuals. 

All property belonging to the United States Government. 

Imported goods in the hands of the importer while in the origi- 
nal packages. 

All property belonging to the Commonwealth, except real estate, 
of which they may be in possession under a mortgage for condi- 
tions broken. 

The income of all officers holding a commission from the United 
States Government. 

Household furniture of every person, not exceeding $1,000 in 
value ; and his wearing apparel, and the tools necessary for carr\^- 
ing on his business, under $300. 

The income of all persons from a profession, trade or employ- 
ment, to the amount of $2,000 ; all income above that amount 
being taxable. 



ASfESSOES VALUATION OF BOSTON. 



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268 



assessors' valuation or boston. 



Approximate Value of the Dwelling-houses in Boston, (in- 
cluding Hotels), etc.. May 1, 1875. 



Value. 



Value less than $1,000 

" $1,000 and less than $2,000 . 

" 2,000 " " 3.000 

'• 3,000 " " 4.000 

" 4.000 " " 5.000 

" 5,000 " " 6,000 

" 6.000 " " 7.000 

" 7,000 " '« 8,000 

" 8.000 " " 9,000 

" 9,000 " " 10,000 

" 10,000 " " 11.000 

" 11,000 " " 12,000 

•' 12,000 " " 13.000 

13,000 " " 14.000, 

" 14.000 " " 15,000 , 

" 15.000 " " 16.000 , 

" 16,000 '< " 17,000 , 

" 17,000 " " 18,000 , 

" 18,000 " " 19,000 

" 19,000 " " 20,000 , 

" 20,000 " " 21,000 

" 21.000 " " 22,000 

" 22,000 " '• 23,000 

" 23,000 " " 24,000 

" 24,000 " " 25,000 

" 2=.,000 " " 26.000 

" 26,000 " " 27,000 

" 27,000 " " 28.000 

" 28.000 " " 29,000 

" 29,000 " " 30,000 

" 30,000 " " 31.000 

" 31 000 " " 32,000 

'• 32,000 " " 33,000 

" 33,000 " " 34.000 

" 34,000 " " 35,000 

■' 35,000 " " 36,000 

" 36.000 " " 37,000 

" 37,000 " " 38.000 

" 38.000 " " 39,000 

" 39.000 " " 40,000 

" 40,000 " " 41,000 

" 41,000 " " 42,000 

" 42.000 " " 43,000 

" 43,000 " " 44,000 

" 44,000 " " 45,000 

" 45.000 " " 46.000 

" 46,000 '• " 47.000 

" 47,000 " " 48,000 

" 48,000 " " 49.000 

" 49,000 " " 50,0;iO 

" 50,000 " " 51,000 

«' 51,000 " " 52,000 

" 52,000 '• " 53,000 

" 53,000 " " 54,000 

" 54,000 " " 55,000 

" 55,000 " " 56,000 

" 56,000 " " 57,000 

" 57,000 " " 58,000 

" 58,000 " " 59,000 

" 59,000 " " 60,000 

" 60,000 " " 61.000 

" 61.000 " " 62,000 

" 62,000 " " 63,000 

" 63.000 " " 64,000 

" 65,000 " " 66.000 

" 66,000 " " 67.000 

" 67,000 " " 68.000 

" 6'i,000 " " 69,000 

" 69,0iX) " " 70,000 

" 70,000 '• " 71,000 

" 71,000 " " 72,000 

" 72.000 " " 73,000 

" 73,000 " " 74,000 

Ckirried forward 



No. of 
Houses. 


Hotels. 


1,552 




4.780 




6,315 




5,630 




4.255 




3,310 




2,514 




1,832 




1,393 




1,220 




1,145 


1 


830 


1 


638 


1 


483 




436 


3 


358 


1 


288 


2 


266 




249 


2 


162 




216 




117 


1 


162 


2 


123 


1 


120 


1 


115 




54 




75 




77 




44 


1 


63 




44 




43 




50 




27 


2 


46 




37 




38 




39 




24 




41 




26 


2 


27 . 




25 




24 




27 


2 


20 




17 




15 


2 


14 




29 


2 


14 




13 




8 




14 


1 


15 




5 




16 




11 




2 




19 


1 


5 




8 




6 




9 




3 




2 




12 




2 




13 


1 


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5 


2 


5 


2 



39,62.T 



ASSESSORS VALUATION OF BOSTON. 



209 



APPROXIMATE VALUE OF THE DWELLING-HOUSES IN BOSTON, ETC. 
MAY 1, 1S15.— Concluded. 



Brought forward . . . . 
Value $74,000 and lees than 
" 76,000 " 



$75,000 
76,000 
77,000 
78.000 
79,000 
80.000 
81,000 
82,000 
83,000 
84,000 
85,000 
86,000 
87,000 
89,000 
90,000 
91,000 
92.000 
93.000 
94.000 
95,000 
96,000 
97,000 
98,000 

100 Beacon St., 31 Beacon St., ) 
315 Dartmouth Street, corner [ 101,000 
Marlboro' Street J 

39 Beacon Street 102,000 

106,000 
110,000 

40 Beacon St., 5 Com'th Ave. . . 111,000 

112,000 

2 Newbury Street 118,000 

45 Beacon Street 120,000 

130 Beacon St. cor. Berkeley, ) 
and 27 Commonwealth Ave. > 121,000 

cor. Berkeley J 

N. W. corner Dartmouth and * -.ifA nnn 

Commonwealth Ave j i^4,ouu 

Cor. Beacon and Joy Sts 126,000 

127.000 
130.000 

47 Beacon Street 131,000 

141,000 

144,000 

Gardner Brewer Estate, 29 Bea- ) -,^ q^q 

con Street j x4o,uuu 

J. M. Beebe Est., 30 Beacon St. . 149.000 

150,000 

Family Hotel, N. E. cor. Exeter { ,., „f,n 

and Commonwealth Ave. . . i ^3^'""" 

163,000 

166,000 

172,000 
177,000 



203.000 
276,000 

301,000 

302.000 
326,000 
339,000 
341,000 
351,000 
376,000 
401,000 
426,000 
486.000 
641,000 



Totals . 



No. of 
Houses. 



39,625 
3 
11 
3 
3 
4 
4 
8 
1 
4 
1 
3 
5 
1 
2 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
2 
3 
1 
1 



Hotels, 



1 Crawford House, Court Street, 

1 Hotel Dartmouth. 

1 Hotel Norwood, cor. Wash'n & Oak Sts. 

1 Brigham's Saloon, 642 Washington St. 

, { New England House, cor. Blackstone 
J and Clinton Streets. 



1 Hotel Clarendon. 523 Tremont Street. 
1 Family Hotel. 793 Washington Street. 
1 Hotel Belmont, Washington Street. 
1 St. Cloud Hotel, 565 Tremont Street. 
1 Continental Block, Washington Street. 
1 Quincy House, Brattle Square. 



J ( Lagrange Hotel, corner Tremont and 

I Lagrange Streets. 
1 Young's Hotel, Cornhill Court. 

1 Continental Block, Washington Street. 

2 ( Hotel Madison, Washington Street. 

/ Albion House, cor. Tremont & Beacon. 

J j Hotel Hamilton, N. W. cor. Common- 

I wealth Ave. and Clarendon Street. 

1 Coolidge House, Bowdoin Square. 

2 ( Evans House. Tremont Street. 

\ St. James Hotel, E. Newton Street. 
1 Sherman House, Court Square. 

1 Hotel Vendome, Commonwealth Ave. 

2 j Adams House, Washington Street. 

) Commonwealth Hotel, Washington St. 
1 Hotel Berkeley, cor. Boylston & Berkley. 
1 Pavilion Hotel, 57 Tremont Street. 
1 Hotel Boylston, c. Tremont & Boylston. 
1 Hotel Pelham, Boylston & Tremont Sts. 
1 Revere House, Bowdoin Square. 
1 United States Hotel, Beach Street. 
1 Marlboro' Hotel, Washington Street. 
1 American House, Hanover Street. 
1 Tremont House, Tremont Street. 
1 Parker House, School Street. 



270 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON, 
WITH OTHER CITIES. 



COMPARED 



The following tables and statement, prepared by Thomas 
Hills, chairman of the Board of Assessors, exhibit the as- 
sessed valuation of the real and personal property of the 
City of Boston, New York, and other cities, and the rate and 
amount of tax upon each thousand dollars, from the year 
1860 to- 1875, inclusive: — 

BOSTON. 

Population by census of 1800, 177,840. Population by 
United States census of 1870, including municipalities 
annexed, 292,499. Population by State census of 1875, 
341,919. 



Tear. 



1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865 

1866 

1867* 

1868 

1869t 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873J 

1874 

1875 



Real Estate. 



M 63, 891, 300 
167,682,100 
163,638,000 
169,624,500 
182,072,300 
201,628,900 
225,767,215 
250,587,700 
287,635,800 
332,051,900 
365,593,100 
395,214,950 
443,283,450 
470,086,200 
554,200,150 
558,941,000 



Personal Estate. 



$112,969,700 
108,078,000 
112,579,000 
132,882,700 
150,377,600 
170,263,875 
189,595,130 
194,3.58,400 
205,937,900 
217,459,700 
218,496,300 
217,448,600 
239,440,850 
223,745,200 
244,554,900 
235,(20,895 



Total "Valuation. 



$276,861,000 
275,760,100 
276,217,000 
302,507,200 
332,449,900 
871,892,775 
415,362,345 
444,946,100 
493,573,700 
549,511,600 
584,089,400 
612,663.550 
682,724,300 
693,831,400 
798,755,050 
793,961,895 



Rate Tax 

per $1000 



$9 30 
8 90 

10 50 

11 50 
13 30 
15 80 
13 00 
15 50 

12 30 

13 70 
15 30 
13 10 

11 70 

12 80 
15 60 

13 70 



* The city of Roxbury, with a valuntion of $18,265,400 real, and $8,286,300 personal, total, 
$26,551,700, united with Boston in 1867, its v:iluation as a part of Boston talking efiect in 
1868. The aggregate valuation of Bo.ston and Roxbury in 1867 was $471,497,800. 

fThe town of Dorchester, with a valuation of $12,826,200 real, and $7,48 •,500 personal, 
total, $20. .315. 700, was annexed this year. Its valuation forms a part of the total valuation of 
Boston for 1870. The united valuation of the two municipalities for 1869 wa.s $569,827,300. 
. J The city of Charlestown and towns of West Roxbury and Brighton were annexed to 
Boston in 1873. their valuation taking effect as a part of the city in 1874. 

Valuation of Oharlestown in 1873 was $26,016,100 real, $9,272,582 personal, total, $^5,389,682 

" " West Roxbury '• " 16,254,3.50 " 5.S94.250 '• " 22,14S,600 

" Brighton " " 11,964,450 " 2,.584,0S1 " " 14,548,531 

The valuation in 1873 of Boston and the municipalities that were annexed to the city in 
that year was $765,818,213. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 271 





State Tax. 


City and County 
Tax. 


Total Tax. 


Rate Tax per $1,000. 


Tear. 


State. 


City and 
County. 


I860 


$82,245 

94,575 

♦567,450 

756,600 

756,600 

1,592,501 

1,016,490 

1,694,150' 

723,140 

903,925 

933,775 

933,775 

736,480 

828,540 

802,l'-'0 

802,120 


$2,447,755 
2,305,425 
2,287,550 
2,643,400 
3,523,400 
4,078,299- 
4,257,994 
4.962,261 
5,161,689 
6,375,399 
7,703,087 
6,856,669 
7,023,362 
7,809,552 

11,243,782 
9,721,016 


$2,530,000 
2,400,000 
2,855,000 
3,400,000 
4,280,000 
5,670,800 
5,274,484 
6,656,411 
5,884,829 
7,279,324 
8,636,862 
7,790,444 
7,759,842 
8,638,092 
12,045,902 
10,523,136 


$0 31 
35 
2 09 
2 56 
2 35 
4 44 

2 45 

3 94 
1 51 
1 71 
1 65 
1 57 
1 11 
1 23 
1 04 
1 04 


$8 99 
8 55 


1861 


1,S62 


8 41 


18C3 


8 94 


1864 


10 95 


1865 


11 36 


1866 


10 55 


1867 


11 56 


1868 

1869 


10 79 

11 99 


1870 


13 65 


1871 


11 53 


1872 


10 59 


1873 


11 57 


1874 


14 56 


1875 


12 66 







Tlie principal cities of the United States have each their 
own system of 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS. 

That of Boston, previous to the enactment of Chapter 174 
of the Acts of the year 1866 (generally known as the better- 
ment hiw), consisted of assessments upon abutters, for the 
cost of sidewalks for foot-passengers upon the public streets, 
Avhere the owners of estates have failed to construct them ;•}• 
and for three-quart3rs the expense of construction of new 
sewers, the city assuming one quarter the cost. The act of 
1866 enables the city to assess upon the owner one-half the 
amount that his est;ite has been benefited by the laying out, 
widening or change of grade of any street, after the city 
shall have first paid all the land and building damages, and 
the full cost of the work. The f<jllowing table exhibits the 
character and amount of these special assessments from the 
year 1860 : — 



* This amount contains $221,252, national direct tax assumed and paid by the State. 

t Previous to 1872 the whole cost of sidewalks was assessed upon abutting estates, but 
Chapter 303 of the Acts of that year limils the assessment to one-half of the cost of con- 
struction. 



272 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



Tear. 


Three-quarters 
Cost of Sewers. 


* Sidewalks. 


Betterments. 


Total Special 
Assessment. 


1860. .... 


$9,683 
16,420 
10,922 
17,228 
7,158 
5,207 
17,290 
17,917 
18.040 
41,417 
52,300 
59,706 
63,653 

109,301 
55,031 

125,921 


$7,871 

11,702 

10,743 

9,213 

10,331 

4.028 

7,043 

6,134 

19,056 

15,584 

29,920 

17,608 

40,214 
77,065 
43,249 




$17,554 
28,122 
21,665 
26,441 
17,489 
9,235 
24 333 


1861 

1862 




1863 




1864 




1865 




1866 




1867 

1868 

1869 

1870........ 

1871... 

1872 

1873........ 

1874. 

1875 


$54,206 
210,289 
765,258 
1,380,705 
159,400 
344,357 
178,592 
903,333 
886,925 


78,257 

247,385 

822,259 

1,412,925 

236,714 

408,010 

328,107 

1,035,429 

1,056,095 



Population by 
Population by 



NEW YORK. 

Population, by census of 1860, 805,658. 
United States census of 1870, 922,531. 
State census of 1875, 1,046,037. 

A table covering the above years, compiled from official 
reports, shows the valuation, amount and rate of taxation of 
the city of New York for the same time : — 



Year. 


Real Estate. 


Personal Estate. 


Total Valuation. 


Rate Tax per $1,000. 








North 


South 










57th St. 


57th 6t. 


1860 


$398,533,619 


$178,697,037 


$577,230,656 


$16 66 


$17 16 


1861..... 


406,955,665 


174,624,306 


581,579,971 


19 52 


20 02 


1862 


399,556,404 


172,416,031 


571,972,435 


16 82 


17 34 










Uniform. 


1863 


402,187,382 


191,967,161 


594,154,543 


$20 35 


1864 


410,774,435 


223,920,505 


634,694,940 


21 60 


1865 


427,360,884 


181.423,471 


608,784,355 


29 90 


1866 


478,994,934 


257,994,974 


736,989,908 


23 00 


1867 


555,447,062 


276,389,451 


831,836,513 


26 70 


1868 


623,236,555 


285,199,972 


908,436,527 


26 60 


1869 


684,183,918 


281,142,696 


965,326,614 


22 70 


1870 


742,103,075 


305,285,374 


1,047,388,449 


22 50 


1871 


769,302,250 


306,947,223 


1,076.249,473 


21 70 


1872 


797,148,665 


306,949,422 


1,104,098,087 


29 01 


1873 


836,691,980 


292,447,643 


1,129,139,623 


25 00 


1^74 


t881, 547,995 


272,481,181 


1,154,029,176 


28 00 


1875 


883,643,545 


217,300,154 


1,100,943,699 


29 40 



* Full cost assessed to 1S72. Half cost subsequent to that date. 

fill .January. ]h74, llie towns of Kiiigsbiidge. Morrisaiiia and West Farms were annexed 
to the City of New Vork. Tlicir real estate valuation of about $9.5U0,OIj0 was increased by 
the authorities of New York city to about if23,U00,0U0. in order that tlielr nsfessmenti 
miglit be baned upon tbe same scale of appraisement as the property on Manhatluu Island. 
This increased valuation was included in the tax of 1874. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



273 



It will be observed that for the years preceding 1863, dif- 
ferent parts of the city were assessed at different rates ; this 
practice still prevails in other cities of the State of New York. 





State Tax. 


City and County 
Tax. 


Total Tax. 


Rate Tax per $1,000. 




State. 


City and 
County. 


I860 


$1,332,258 
2,108.635 

. 2,212,930 
2,540,557 
2,737,080 
3,021,000 
2.902.850 
3,890,544 
5,564,427 
2,672,820 
2,834,501 
4,769,354 
5,745,049 
6,117,365 
7,673,482 
8,012,386 


$3,426,249 
9,518,997 
7,693,341 
9,551.348 
10.9ii8,012 
15,178,837 
14,047,917 
18,286,335 
18,583.466 
19,240,094 
20,731,739 
18,593,173 
26 291,242 
22.111,125 
24,639,335 
24,355,359 


$9,758,507 
11,627,632 
9,906.271 
12,01)1,905 
13,705,092 
18.202, S37 
16,950,767 
22,176,879 
24,147,893 
21,912,914 
23,566,240 
23.362,527 
32,036,291 
28.228,490 
32,312,817 
32.367,745 


$2 38 
3 62 

3 87 

4 27 
4 31 
4 96 

3 94 

4 67 
6 13 
2 72 
2 70 

4 43 

5 20 

5 33 

6 65 

7 27 


$14 59 
16 36 


1861 


18G2 


13 45 


1863 


16 08 


1864 

1865 

1866 


17 29 
24 94 
19 06 


1867 


92 03 


1868 


20 47 


1869 


19 98 


1870 


19 80 


1871 


17 27 


1872 

1873 


23 81 
19 67 


1874 


21 35 


1875 


22 13 







The figures given above do not include the "special as- 
sessments;" they are not given, as there are no data as yet 
collected by which their detail and amount can be known. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

Population by census of 1860, 565,529. Population by 
census of 1870, 674,022. 

The following table, compiled from official documents, ex- 
hibits the assessed valuation in the city of Philadelphia since 
1860 : — 



Year. 



1860. 

1861. 

1862. 

1863. 

1864. 

1865. 

1866. 

1867. 

1868. 

1869. 

1870. 

1871. 

1872. 

1873. 

1874 

1875. 

1876: 



Rate Tax per 
Real Estate. Personal Estate. Total Valuation. ai OOO 



$153,000,236 
150,326.005 
152.410,065 
152,428,113 
153,668,368 
15^,980,917 
159,590,142 
160,350,666 
445,563,321 
456,137,222 
470,851,800 
491,844,096 
502,415,863 
518,234,568 
539.003,602 
565,819,095 
585,408,705 



$2,697,433 
2.713,188 
2,482,889 
2,407, -.'93 
2,756,964 
3,139,011 
3,241,687 
3,737,785 
7,954.169 
7,767,767 
8,188,873 
8,592,786 
8,608,819 
8,930,700 
9,239,933 
9,464,873 

10,004,673 



$155,697,669 
153,039,193 
154,892,954 
154,835,406 
156,425,332 
159,119,928 
162,831,829 
164,088,451 
453,517,490 
463,904,989 
479,040,673 
500,436,882 
511,024,682 
527,165,268 
548,243,535 
575,283 968 
595,413,378 



$20 00 
20 00 
23 00 
23 00 
23 00 
28 00 
40 00 
40 00 
14 00 
18 00 
18 00 
18 00 

20 80 

21 50 

22 00 
21 50 
21 50 



18 



274 VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPAEED. 

In eonseqiKMice of very extensive additions to the buildings 
and other public works of the city, the assembly of the State 
authorize annually a special assessment on each one thousand 
dollars as a '^'^ Public Building Tax." The rate of this special 
tax, for 1872, was eighty cents, for 1873 and 1874, one 
dollar, for 1875, two dollars and one-half, and for 1876, one 
dolhu" on the thousand, making with the rate for general pur- 
poses the amount placed in the table. The rate for 1876 was 
twenty and one-half dollars per thousand, and the special 
assessment for "Public Buildings" one dollar; the total rate 
for Philadelphia for the current j^ear is twenty-one and one 
half dollars on the thousand. 

In the assessment of 1868, a system of taxation, different 
from that heretofore existing, was adopted in this city. An 
increase of 175 per cent, on the valuation of the real estate 
as appraised the preceding year would seem to be the result 
of an assessment approximating to market value. Several 
classes of personal property, of Lirge amount (including 
"moneys at interest," ''goods, wares, merchandise and stock 
in trade"), which under the law of Massachusetts are in- 
cluded in the valuation of the cities and towns of the Com- 
monwealth, are, under the laws of Pennsylvania, assessed ex- 
clusively for the benefit of the State. The personal property 
assessed on account of the municipality consists of furniture, 
horses, cattle and carriages. An enactment of the Legisla- 
ture of 1868,* first taking effect in the levy of 1869, requires 
a discrimination in the assessment o.f taxes upon real estate. 
The suburban portion of this municipality is assessed upon 
two-thirds, and the farming land upon one-half, of the rate 
levied upon the built-up portion of the city. The annexed 
table shows the operation of this law and the amount of tax 
raised for the year 1876. 

Real Estate. Personal Estate. Total Valuation. Tax Rate 

per $1,000. 

.$585,408,705 $10,004,673 $595,413,378 $21 50 

* The text of the law will he found in full in the report of 1868-69. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



275 



Real Estate, " City " Rate 
" " Suburban " 
" " Farm " 

Total Real Estate 

Furniture 

Horses and Cattle 

Pleasure carriages 

Special Tax (Public 
Buildings) 



Assessments, 1876. 



$527,208,609 @ $2 05 per hundred 

38,031,673 @ 1 36§ " " 

20,168,423 @ 1 02.^ " " 

$585,408,705 

6,794,478 @ 2 05 " " 

2,423,529 @ " " " 

786,666 @ " " " 



$595,413,378 

595,413,378 @ 10 " 
Total 



City Tax. 



$10,807J76 48 
519,766 ]■) 
206,726 33 



189,286 79 
49,682 34 
16,126 65 



$11,739,364 78 



595,418 37 
$12,334,778 15 



Previous to the year 1866 a direct State tax was assessed 
upon real estate. Tlie following table shows the division of 
the rate since 1860, and the amount of city tax since 1867, 
exclusive of special assessments : — 



Tear. 



1860. 
1861. 
1862. 
1863. 
1864. 
1865. 
1866. 
1867. 



Rate of Tax per ,$1,000. 



State. 



50 
50 
00 
00 
00 
00 



City. 



517 50 
17 50 
20 00 
20 00 
20 00 
25 00 
40 00 
40 00 



Total. 



520 00 
20 00 
23 00 
23 00 
23 00 
28 00 
40 00 
40 00 



1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 



Rate of Tax 


per §1,000. 


City 


Rate. 


$14 00 


18 


00 


18 


00 


18 


00 


20 


80 


21 


50 


22 


00 


21 


50 


21 


50 



Amount City 
Tax. 



$6,167,526 

8,035,697 

8,300,061 

8,689,790 

*1 0,250,233 

tlO,9S2,333 

$11,640,572 

§11,956,673 

1112,334,778 



CHICAGO. 



Population by census of 1860, 109,269. Population by 
census of 1870, 298,983. 

The following tables, taken from official reports, show the 
system of taxation, valuations, and amount of taxes paid in 
the city of Chicago for the years indicated : — 



* Tlie ordinary levy for 1872 amounted to $9,841,413, and the tax-rate to $20 per thousand, 
hut hy an act of the Ijegislature, an additional tax, at the rate of 80 cents on the thousand, was 
authorized for '• public buildings." This tux amounted to $408,208. 
t This amount includes the special building tax of 1873, amounting to $527,165 00 
t " " " " '• '• 1874, " $548,244 00 

§ " " " " " " 187S, " $1,438,210 00 

II " " '• " " " 1876, " $595,413 37 



276 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



Tear. 


Real Estate. 


Personal Estate. 


Total Valuation. 


Taxes. 


Rate. 


I860... 


$31,198,135 


$5,855,377 


$37,053,512 


$373,315 


$11 00 


1861... 


31,315,049 


5,037,331 


36,352,380 


551,024 


14 00 


1862... 


31,687,545 


5,552,300 


37,239,845 


564 038 


15 00 


1863... 


35,143,252 


7,479,572 


42,622,824 


852,456 


20 00 


1864... 


37,148,023 


11,584,759 


48,732,782 


974,656 


20 00 


1865... 


44,064,499 


20,-P4t,678 


64,709,177 


1,294,184 


20 00 


1866... 


66,495,116 


19,447,941 


85,943 057 


1,719,964 


20 00 


1x67... 


140,857,040 


51,392,604 


192,249,644 


2,489,245 


13 00 


1868,. . . 


174,505,410 


53,939.469 


228,444,879 


3,300,000 


14 00 


1869 . - . 


211,371,240 


54,653.640 


266,024,880- 


3,990,475 


15 00 


1870... 


223,643.600 


52,342,950 


275,986,550 


4,139.798 


15 00 


1871... 


236,898.650 


52,847,820 


289,746,470-. 


2,897,464 


10 00 


1872... 


239,154,890 


45,042,540 


284,197,430 


4.242,961 


15 00 


1873... 


262,969,820 


49,103,175 


312,072,995 


5,617 314 


18 00 


1874... 


258,549,310 


45,155,830 


303,705,140 


5,466,692 


18 00 


1875... 


253,557,900 


38,061,170 


291,619,070 


* 





It is claimed that since 1866 the appraisement of real estate 
has been for the market vahie. The personal estate liable 
to taxation under the laws of the State of Illinois is substan- 
tially the same as that assessed in Massachusetts. 

The city of Chicago is made up of three districts or town- 
ships, viz.: South, North and West Chicago, — which, in 
addition to their proportion of the city taxes, as shown in the 
above table, are assessed for their proportion of State and 
county taxes, and for certain local improvements, the city iu 
its corporate capacity not being assessable for these purposes. 
Railroad property in Chicago is assessed in these several 
districts. The valuations upon which these assessments are 
made are reduced by boards of equalization to correspond to 
assessment values in other parts of the State and county. 
The following table, covering three years, exhibits the oper- 
ation of this system : — 

1869. 



South Chicago. 

^State valuation, $41,094,448 00 
County do., 4I,4S3,0.V.J 0^> 



State tax, 
■County flc, 

Town do., 
'South Tutk, 



Railroad taxes, 



$534,301 84 

228,179 9*» 

l,6,^7 91 

2.52,902 82 

$1,017,132 .55 
15,000 00 



North Chicago. 



West Chicago. 



state valuation, $10.6S6,300 60 Slate valuation, $24,890,948 00 
County do., 10.6ii4.561 00 County do., 24,621.225 00 



State tax. 
County do., 
Tbwn do., 
Lincoln Park, 



Railroad taxes, 



$138,889 9e 
68,699 53 
1,622 19 
58,699 65 



.37,911 23 
7,369 15 



State tax, $323,634 47 

County do., 135.3U0 36 

Town do., 1,325 97 

Boulevards & Paiks. 12,304 67 



Railroad taxes. 



$472,565 47 
26,777 00 



*The city tax for this year was not extended on this a8se8.snient in consequence of the 
Court refusing judgnu-nt on delinqui'nt real estate for 1874. The city taxes were therefore 
extended on llie Stale and county asnessinent, and colli;cted under llie provisions of the 
GeneriU Uevenue of the Stati-; it bein^ optional will) the City Council to eitlier collect under 
the City Cliarter or under the Oeiieral Revenue Law. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 277 
18 TO. 



South Chicago. 

State valuation, $36,462,013 0(1 
County do., 38,514,154 00 



State tax. 
County do.. 
Town do , 
South Park, 



Railroad tax. 



^2.37,025 87 

677,712 31 

6,479 68 

258,429 70 



,079,647 56 
18,820 00 



KoRTH Chicago. 

State valuation, $9,838,788 00 
County do., 10,348,789 GO 



State tax, 
County do., 
Town do., 
Lincoln Park, 



Railroad tax, 



$63,993 61 

155,149 19 

4.392 64 

62,084 24 



$285,619 68 
7,200 00 



West Chicago. 

State valuation, $23,8.39,577 OO 
County do., 24,990,.568 00 



State tax, $154,949 21 

County do., 374.865 67 

Town do.. 84.690 47 

Boulevards & Parks, 12,501 36 
West Park, 214,725 41 



Railroad tax, 



$841,7.32 12 
46,663 21 



iSTa.* 



South Chicago. 

State valuation, $39,607,602 00 
County do., 39,8-30,122 00 


North Chicago. 

State valuation, $6,817,829 00 
County do., 6,858.508 00 


West Ch 

State valuation, 
County do.. 

State tax, 
Count3' do.. 
Town do.. 
West Park and 
Boulevard tax 


icago. 

$22,388,515 00 
22.388,515 00 


State tax, $293,176 28 
County do., 488,616 32 
Town do., 14,255 95 
South Park, 248,119 18 


State tax, $51,172 19 
County do., 85.2.59 68 
Town do., 5,870 73 
Lincoln Park, 68,178 29 


$210,073 29 
349,819 89 
96,649 05 

I ' 284,896 95 



In addition to the State, county, city and town taxes, 
Chicago has a system of special assessments, paid wholly by 
the real estate benefited by the special improvements, which, 
for the year ending April 1, 1875, were : — 



For wooden pavements, 

" lamp posts, 

" miscellaneous improvements, 

" private drains, 

" water service pipes, 

" street and alley openings, 

" sidewalks. 



$437,917. 63 
55,565 11 
67,892 65 
9,523 75 
22,328 50 
98,763 97 
31,282 81 

$723,274 42 



The table which follows, on page 278, exhibits the amounts 
laid as special assessments for the twelve months preceding 
the first day of April, of the several years indicated : — 



* The railroad tax is included in the other items of district taxes for the year 1872. 



278 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 



$42,635 49 

46,493 67 

389,169 31 

103,576 35 

802,574 56 

8,317,206 18 

1,354,436 48 




$2,395,683 03 

2,836,852 48 

2,359,835 89 

*62,222 25 

749,460 27 
723,254 42 



TOTAL TAX OF CHICAGO. 

In consequence of the destruction of assessment records in 
the great fire of October, 1871, it has been impossible to 
obtain the items of State, county, town, park and railroad 
taxes for the city of Chicago for that year. The figures of 
the preceding year are consequently repeated, in connection 
with those of the year 1872, in order to show a total tax for 
a year under the system of assessment in use in that city. 



TAX OF CHICAGO FOR 1870. 



General levy, 

State, county, town, park and railroad taxes, 

Special assessments, 



H, 139, 798 00 
2,279,682 57 
2,836,852 48 

!9, 256,333 05 



TAX OF CHICAGO FOR 1872. 

General levy, $4,262,961 00 
State, county, town, park, boulevard and R.R. 

taxes, 2,196,087 80 

Special assessments, 62,222 25 

Total, $6,521,271 05 



CINCINNATI. 

Population by census of 1860, 161,044. Population by 
census of 1870, 218,900. 

The following table, from the books of. the Auditor of 
Hamilton county, Ohio, exhibits the assessed valuation of 
the City of Cincinnati ; — 



*After the great fire of October, 1871, a change in the law for makini; special assessments 
greatly reduced their amount. The items (luit'ed were street and alley openings and 
■widenintis. In the assesiiment of 18"5 these items igaiii appeare<l in tlie list of special taxes. 
In the hitter year no levy was made for gas sei vice pipes, which formed for many years 
before that dale one of the items of special assessment. 

t No special assessments levied this year. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OP BOSTON COMPARED. 



279 



I860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 



Real Estate. 



$61, 

62. 

63. 

64. 

65. 

67. 

6Q. 

68. 

69, 

72. 

78' 
123, 
119, 
121, 
123, 
125, 



620, 

657, 

503, 

441, 

585, 

610. 

454, 

569. 

799 

243, 

736 

427, 

621, 

479 

231 

976 



904 
365 
296 
532 
774 
611 
662 
040 
604 
844 
482 
888 
856 
280 
790 
835 



Personal Estate. 



$31,411,812 
30,313,411 
29,707,861 
35,932,561 
47,809,574 
63,135,882 
67,218,101 
68,412,285 
61,583,925 
58,471,666 
57,370,754 
56,934,044 
65,462,410 
64,166,460 
58,718,284 
58,521,730 



Total Valuation, 



$93,032,716 
92,970,776 
93,211,157 
100,374,093 
113,395,348 
130,745,993 
133,672,763 
136,981,325 
131,383,529 
130,715,510 
136,107.236 
180,361,932 
175,084,266 
185,645,740 
181,950,074 
184,498,565 



Rate Tax 
per $1,000. 



n" 45 

19 20 

17 66 

18 20 

20 20 

22 90 

21 60 

27 40 

28 00 
31 90 
31 60 

22 20 
20 10 

23 06 

23 38 

24 82 



Under the laws of Ohio, real estate has heretofore been 
valued for the purpose of taxation, once in ten years, the 
last valuation taking effect in 1860. The gain of seventeen 
millions upon this class of property, during the ten years pre- 
ceding the valuation of 1870, represents the improvement in 
old, and the value of new buildings. Under this system it 
would seem that great inequality must exist. Wards or dis- 
tricts, where property has not materially advanced since the 
last valuation, and where, consequently, assessments would 
be most oppressive, must have borne a much greater burden 
of taxation than districts where values had largely increased. 
Personal estate, which is assessed upon a system very simi- 
lar to that of Massachusetts, and which the citizens are com- 
pelled, under a heavy penalty (fifty per cent, added to esti- 
mated value), to list under oath, and which is assessed at the 
same rate per cent, as real property, must under this system 
bear a tax much out of proportion to that levied upon the 
real estate of a rapidly increasing locality. The preceding 
table demonstrates that the assessed value of personal estate 
increased 96.50 per cent, in eight years, wiiile in the same 
time the assessment of real estate advanced but 13.27 per 
cent. It was probably with a view to mitigate the effect of 
such inequalities, without radically changing their system of 
taxation, that the Legislature enacted, in 1867, that the val- 
uation of 1870 should be for a term of five years only. The 
valuation of real estate, as found by the assessors of 1870, 
amounted to $138,947,094, not including the property of 
four wards which had been annexed to the city subsequently 
to the valuation of 1869. The real-estate valuation of these 
wards amounted to some $6,000,000. The real-estate valua- 



280 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF BOSTON COMPARED. 



tion of the cit^', as made by the assessors of 1870, may be 
put at $145,000,000. 

This valuation of the real estate, as found, was deemed ex- 
cessive, and an act of the Legishiture was obtained, author- 
izing local boards to reduce it nineteen (19) per cent. The 
local Boards, not completing their work in season for the tax 
of 1870, the assessment of that year was levied npon the old 
valuation, to which was added the valuation existing for the 
four wards recently annexed. The reduced valuation of the 
real estate of the city upon which the tax of 1871 was levied 
amounted to $123,427,888, and this amount is placed in the 
table of valuations for that year, and amounts computed 
upon this reduced basis for subsequent years, as the official 
if not the true valuation of the property. 

The following table shows the amount of taxes levied in 
this city since 1860, and the rate of tax per thousand for 
State, county and city purposes. The column marked " de- 
linquencies and forfeitures " is thus explained : " Each year 
all delinqnencies and forfeitures are placed upon the dupli- 
cates for collection (so long as there is a chance of collec- 
tion), and these amounts enter into and form a part of the 
grand total levied in each year." 





KATE OF TAX. 


TAXES LEVIED. 


Year. 


3 


= 

o 
O 




S 
o 

in 


3 


5 
o 


i 

a 
m 


'3 0) 


o 
hI 
■a 
o 

Eh 


1860 


$10 75 


$2 75 


$3 95 


$17 45 


$1,098,100 


$147,365 


$367,479 


$53,287 


$1,666,231 


1861 


10 70 


3 95 


4 55 


19 20 


1,130,045 


193,982 


423,017 


86,910 


1,833,954 


1862 


9 60 


3 41 


4 65 


17 66 


1.056,697 


157,619 


433,432 


62,076 


1,709,824 


1863 


9 05 


4 10 


5 05 


18 20 


991,776 


328,143 


506,889 


52,039 


1,878,847 


1834 


12 10 


2 80 


5 30 


20 20 


1,557,049 


159,542 


600,995 


22,179 


2,3.39,765 


1865 


14 40 


3 20 


5 30 


22 90 


2,052,712 


248,417 


692.954 


55,917 


3,050,000 


1866 


15 50 


2 60 


3 50 


21 60 


2,071,928 


347,549 


467,855 


37,183 


2,924,515 


1867 


21 10 


2 80 


3 50 


27 40 


2.890,306 


383,547 


479,435 


33,.398 


3,786,686 


1868 


21 80 


2 70 


3 50 


28 00 


2,864,161 


354,736 


459,842 


44,317 


3,723,056 


1869 


24 10 


4 30 


3 50 


31 90 


3,150,244 


562,076 


457,504 


29,589 


4,199,413 


1870 


23 95 


3 65 


4 00 


31 60 


3,259,768 


496,791 


544,429 


61,209 


4,362,197 


1871 


16 85 


2 45 


2 90 


22 20 


3,039,098 


441,887 


.'>23,050 


57,924 


4,061,959 


1872 


15 10 


2 10 


2 90 


20 10 


2,64^,772 


367,677 


507,744 


70,691 


3,589,884 


1873 


18 16 


1 41 


3 50 


23 06 


2,682,680 


261,761 


649.760 


67,034 


3,661,735 


1874 


19 20 


98 


3 20 


23 38 


2,911,201 


178,311 


582,240 


92,270 


3,764,022 


1875 


19 20 


2 52 


3 10 


24 82 


3,642,372 


464.936 


571.946 


90,932 


4,670,186 



AN ACCOUNT OF THE 

EEAL AND PERSONAL PEOPERTY 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 
ON THE THIRTIETH DAY OP APRIL, 1876. 

[Exclusive of the means in the hands of the Sinkinq Fund Gommiasioners for the redemp- 
tion of the debt of the cityJ] 



[The Assessors' valuation, May 1, 1875, of the real and personal property 
owned by the City of Boston, was, exclusive of tlie Siiikinji Funds and means 
on hand for the redemption of the debt of the city, $35,513,900.] 

PUBLIC LAND BONDS AND MORTGAGES IN THE 
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, APRIL 30, 1876. 

Received on the following accounts : — 

Neck land, $189,516 21 

Albany street, 24,413 00 

South Boston lands, 17,514 00 

East Boston, 2,401 00 

South Bay, 1,500 00 

Dorchester District, 873 00 



6,217 21 



STREET IMPROVEMENT AND OTHER BONDS AND 

NOTES IN THE COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, 

APRIL 30, 1876. 

Received on the following accounts : — 

Suffolk-street District, $274,918 44 

Atlantic avenue, 204,258 00 

Burnt District, 135,090 00 

School-houses, Public Buildings, 123,053 00 

Fort Hill Improvement, 29,099 00 

City of Charlestown, 20,534 75 

Church-street District, 10,815 74 

Widening Hanover street. No. 2, 7,921 50 

Widening streets, 7,416 00 

Widening Tremont street, 6,453 20 

Public Buildings, 3,780 00 

Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 3,474 00 

Police Station-house, West Roxbury, 1,890 00 

Northampton-street District, , 1,757 50 

North street, 500 00 



,961 13 



Mystic-river Corporation — twenty-seven shares, of two thousand 
and thirty -eight. 

281 



282 



CITY PROPElvTY. 



PUBLIC GROUNDS AND CITY SQUARES. 



Name. 



City Proper. 
Common 



Public Garden . . . 
Fort Hill Square . 
Franklin Square . . 

Blackstone Square . 

Chester Square • • • j 
Commonwealth Ave. . 
Union Park ! 

Worcester Square . . j 
Lowell Square . . . . . 
Park Square j 

South Boston. 

Telegraph Hill 

Independence Square . 
Lincoln Square . . . . 

East Boston. 
Maverick Square . . . 
Central Square . . . . 

Belmont Square • • • ) 

Putnam Square . . . . 
Square . 

EoxBURY District. 
Madison Square . . . . 

Orchard Park 

Washington Park . . . 
Longwood Park . , . . 

Walnut Park . . . . | 

Lewis Park ...... 

Bromley Park . . . . j 

Fountain Square . . • ) 
Cedar Squ ire 

Dorchester Dist. 

Dorchester Square . . 

Charlestoavn Dist. 
City Square j 

Sullivan Square ... J 

Winthrop Square . . j 

West Roxbitry Dist. 
Public Ground 



Location. 



Park, Tremont. Boylston, 
Charles and Beacon . . 

Charles, Boylston, Arling- 
ton and Btacon .... 

Oliver and High .... 

Washington, East Brook- 
line and East Newton . 

Washington.West Brook- 
line. West Newton, and 
Shawmut Avenue . . . 

Between Washington and ) 
Tremont \ 

From Arlington to Fairfield 

Between Tremont St. and } 
Shawmut Ave j 

Between Washington St. / 
and Harrison Ave. . . j 

Cambridge and Lynde . . 

Columbus Avenue, Eliot ) 
and Pleasant \ 



Thomas 

Broadway. Second, M & N, 
Emerson, Fourth and M. . 



Sumner and Maverick. . . 
Meridian and Border . . . 
Webster, Sumner, Bel- ) 
mont and Seaver . . . . | 
Putnam, White & Trenton, 
Trenton, Eagle & Prescott 



Rugglcs, Cabot & Sterling, 
Eaton and Yeoman .... 
Dale and Bainbridge . . . 
Park St. and Oakland PI. . 
Between Washington St. j 

and Walnut Avetjue . ( 
Plighland and New Sts. . . 
From Alford to Bick- ( 

ford i 

Walnut Ave., from Mun- / 

roe to Townsend . . . . j 
Cedar Street 



Meeting House Hill . . . 



Head of Bow, Main and 
Chelsea 

Main, Cambridge and 
Kingston ^ ' 

Winthrop, Common and 
Adams 



Shore of Jamaica Pond . 



Area. 



*48J acres. 

24| 

40,000 sq. ft. 
105,205 " 

105,000 " 

57,860 " 

278,000 " 

16,000 " 

16,000 " 
5,772 " 
2,867 " 



190,000 " •' 
65 acres. 
9.510 sq. ft. 



22.500 
49,470 



11,628 
12,234 



122,220 " ' 

79,3.37 " ' 

396.125 " ' 

21,140 " ' 

5,736 " ' 

5,600 " ' 

19,770 " ' 

103.000 '■ ' 

30,794 " ' 

57,512 " ' 

9,330 " ' 

56,428 " ' 

38,450 " ' 

31,000 " 



Remarks. 



Enclosed by an Iron 
Fence. 



4.398 ft. " 
32,310 " " 



Two enclosures. 



Soldiers' Monument 
on this Square. 

Enclosed by an Iron 
Fence. 



" Soldiers' Monu- 
ment on this Square. 



♦Exclusive of Cemetery containing one and a quarter acres. 



CITY PROPERTY. 283 

SALABLE LAND. 

In charge of the Committee on Public Lands. 

Neck Land. — Exclusive of streets and public squares, viz.: — 
Southeast of Harrison avenue, sotith of Dover street. 

Building lots, 279,062 square feet. 
Wharf lots, 93,051 " 

Dock lots, 10,464 " 

Reserved lots, 32,000 " 

Between Harrison avenue and Washington street. 

Building lots, 21,662 " 
Northwest of Tremont street. 

Building lots, 59,902 " 

Total Neck land, 496,141 " 



One lot on Newbury street, containing 2,128 square feet. 

One lot on Fellows " " 8,432 " 

A lot bordering on the Providence Railroad, mostly in Boston 
Highlands, containing about 11,627 square feet. 

Town Slip, Broad street, between Foster's and Rowe's wharves. 

A lot of land containing about 13,700 square feet, formerly a part 
of the jail-yard, and was received in exchange for a lot on Fruit 
street, containing about 15,300 square feet, which has been 
added to the jail-yard. Now occupied by Sewer and Health 
Departments for storage purposes. 

South Boston. — Between Broadway and First streets, and K and 
O streets, the city owns about 552,612 square feet of upland. 

RoxBURY District. — 

One lot on Tremont and Heath, containing 370,260 square feet. 
Wharf-lot on Swett street, " 22,060 " 

One lot on Cabot street, " 6,250 " 

which is used at present b}'^ the Committee 

on Bathing, as per order of the City 

Council. 
Also one lot of land on Swett street, pur- 
chased by the city in 1872, for the erection 

of a Small-pox Hospital, but transferred to 

this department in 1873, containing 112,070 " 

Two lots of land on Greenwood and Highland 

streets, containing 239,490 " 



Total for Moxbury District, 750,130 



586,427 sq. ft, 


370,910 


(( 


414,767 


i( 


80,632 


4; 


109,015 


(( 


50,222 


u 


90,120 


u 


57,160 


u 


1,759,253 


(( 



284 CITY PROPERTY. 

Dorchester District. — 

One lot on Dorchester avenue and Gibson street, known as the Gib- 
son School fund property, containing about 

Two lots of marsh land in the town of Quincy, 
containing about 

One wood-lot in the town of Milton, contain- 
ing about 

One lot on Bird street, 

Three lots on Commercial street, containing 

One lot on Norfolk street, " 

Two lots on Codman street, " 

Five lots on Ashmont street, " 

Total of Dorchester District lands., 



Charlestown District. — Land and flats in the rear of Harvard 
Burying Ground, and northwest of Canal street, the bounded 
lines of which have not at present been defined, but were valued 
by the City of Charlestown, in 1873, at $50,000. 

Three lots of land in the town of Everett, containing 20,700 
square feet. 

One wharf lot on Medford street, foot of Elm street, containing 
28,840 square feet, and was valued by the City of Charlestown, 
in 1873, at $25,000. 

Brighton District. — A lot of land and buildings known as the 
Poor House Farm, bounded by a lane leading from Lake street, 
and by land of Malcolm Chandler, containing about 14 acres. 

One lot in Newton Centre, bounded by Beacon street, containing 
about four acres. 

West Roxbdry District. — Four lots of land on Moreland and 

Prospect streets, containing 34,329 square feet. 
One lot on Morton street, containing 14,487 square feet. 

RESERVED LOTS. 

One lot of land, situated on Rutland street, west of Tremont 
street, held as a reserved lot, subject to the order of the City 
Council, containing, 30,600 square feet. 

The following amount of South Bay land on Albany street, south 
of Brookline street, has been set apart for the use of the depart- 
ments mentioned, as follows : — 

Paving Department, 54,750 square feet. 

Health " 123,300 " 

Sewer " 53,120 " 

Water " 72.920 " 

City Hospital, 2,758 " 

Total, 306,848 " 



CITY PROPERTY. 285 

LAND AND HOUSES. 

In charge of the Joint Standing Committee on Streets. 

A small wedge of land, corner of North square and North street, 
remnant of an estate taken in 1859 to widen this street, contaia- 
ing about 480 feet ; about 426 feet of this will be required for 
the widening of North square, leaving only 54 square feet to be 
sold. 

Lot on Cross street. East Boston, of about 900 square feet, of 
which 337i feet will be required for wideuing. Now used by 
the Paving Department for storing paving stones, etc. 

A gore lot running 62 feet on Water street, containing 393 square 
feet, occupied by tenant at will at $1,600 per anuum. 

Vacant lot ou Battery and Salutation streets, adjoining the Harbor 
Police station, containing 4,627 square feet. 

Thirty-two square feet of vacant laud conveyed to city in settle- 
ment with an abutter, and remaining after the widening of 
Washington avenue upon the estate. 

Two pieces of land left from an estate on Broadway Extension 
(South Boston side), of about 17,289 square feet, with build- 
ings ; occupied by Paving Department. 

Three hundred and sixty-tive square feet of laud corner of Con- 
gress and State streets, purchased of N. E. Mutual Life lusur- 
ance Company, in settlement of damages with them for wideniug 
Congress street. 

At the corner of Charlestown and Causeway streets, 114 feet of 
land, being the remaining portion of the " Heath estate," sur- 
rendered to the city by Arioch Wentworth, under the widening 
of Charlestown street. 

Two parcels of land on Shirley street, Wai'd 20, left from an 
estate purchased of John Haven, after the extension of Clifton 
street through the same, from Hudson street to Shirley at 
George street, containing together 7,865 square feet. 

On Beach street, at the corner of Harrison avenue, 5,356 feet of 
the Presbyterian church estate, left after the widening of Beach 
street. Surrendered to the city. Five hundred and sevent}'- 
eight feet more will be required from this estate for street pur- 
poses, to widen Harrison avenue. 

A piece of land, containing 23,277 square feet, upon Eliot street, 
Columbus avenue and Pleasant street, purchased in the negotia- 
tion with the Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation for 
the extension of Columbus avenue through their land to Park 
square, and remaining after said extension and the extension of 
Eliot street to said avenue. 

Six hundred and ninety-nine feet left of an estate at the corner of 
North street and Hanover avenue, surrendered to the city, under 
the widening of Hanover avenue, by the Home for Aged Women 
and the Boston Female Asylum. 



286 CITY PROPERTY. 

ISLANDS. 

Apple Island, containing 9^ acres, purcliased in 1867 for $3,750. 

Great Brewster Island, in the town of Hall, containing about 
16 acres, purchased in 1848 for $4,000. 

See Property in charge of Board of Directors for Public Institu- 
tions, and Board of Health. 

COCHITUATE WATER WORKS. 

Lake Cochituate. — Situated within the limits of the towns of 
Framingham, Wayland and Natick, in Middlesex County. The 
extreme length of the lake in a direct line is 3^- miles, and the 
breadth of the widest part about 1,800 feet, with a water surface 
of 800 acres. In addition to the supply in the lake, "Dug 
pond," containing Ai^ acres, and "Dudley pond," containing 
81 acres, are connected with and form important tributaries to 
it. 

The whole circuit of the lake, measuring at its verge when within 
two feet of high-water mark, is about 16 miles, and the city 
owns an average width of five rods around it, which is held free 
from taxation ; also five rods in width around Dug Pond, or about 
11 acres, and 1^- acres at the outlet of Dudley Pond. In addi- 
tion to this, the city owns 23f acres in Wayland, 72^ acres in 
Natick, and on the line of aqueduct, not including land appur- 
tenant to the Chestnut Hill and Brookline Reservoirs, nor land 
occupied b^' and necessary for the protection of the aqueduct, 
27^ acres in Needham, 5| acres in Newton, 1^ acres in 
Brookline, which is taxable. 

The whole line of the Water Works, extending from the lake, and 
continuing through a brick aqueduct, iron pipes and stone tunnel 
14-|- miles, to a reservoir in Brookline, of about 23 acres of 
water surface, and 119,583,960 gallons, capacit}'. 

The " Chestnut Hill Reservoir," situated in the Brighton District, 
of the capacity of 730,000,000 gallons, with a water surface 
of 123^ acres. There are 21 2f acres in this whole property, the 
line of pipe from Chestnut Hill Reservoir to the main near the 
Brookline Reservoir; also, tlie land under which are the pipes, 
being in amount about six acres and a half. 

The "Beacon Hill Reservoir," bounded northerly by Derne 
street, easterly' by Temple street, westerly' b}' Hancock street, 
and southerly l)y the yards to the dwelling-house fronting on 
Mt. Vernon street, is built of the most massive description of 
stone masonry, and is the most costly distributing reservoir 
owned by the city. It covers about 37,012 square feet of land, 
. and has a mean horizontal water section of 28,014 square feet, 
and a capacity of 2,678,961. gallons. Owing to the connection 
of the Beacon Hill District with the High-Surface Pumping 
Works at Roxbury District, this reservoir is now used for 
storage, and is connected with the distributing pipes only in 
case of fire or accident to the pumping-mains. 



CITT PROPERTY. 287 

The "South Boston Reservoir," on the east side of Telegraph 
Hill, South Boston, covers, with its embankments, an area of 
about 12G,000 square feet. It resembles in shape a segment of 

. on ellipse, and has a water area when at higli-water mark of 
70,041 square feet, and a capacity of 7,508,246 gallons. This 
reservoir is now used in tlie same manner as the Beacon Hill, 
and for similar reasons. 

The " East Boston Reservoir," on Eagle Hill, East Boston, is 
bounded ^\esterly by Brooks and southerly by White street. 
The land covered by and appurtenant to it comprises about 
216,027 square feet. Its water area, when at high-water mark, 
is 44,100 square feet, and its capacity, 5,591,816 gallons. This 
reservoir was not connected with the Cochituate Water Works, 
but supplied from the Mystic Water Works, from Jan. 1, 1870, 
until April 21, 1875, and since Dec. 2, 1875. 

The "Parker Hill Reservoir" on Parker Hill, Roxltury District, 
is located on a lot of land, taken under the act of the Legislature 
authorizing the building of this reservoir, containing 197,614 
square feet. It was built specially for the high-service supply, 
and will hold 7,200,000 gallons above a plane 2J feet above the 
bottom of the outflow pipe. The area of the water surface 
when at high-water mark is 64,033 square feet, and its elevation 
219 feet above tide-marsh level. A strip of land 25 feet wide 
leading from Fisher avenue, and containing 2,887 square feet, 
was purcliascd for a route for the pipes to the reservoir. 

The main pipes leading from the receiving reservoirs in Brookline, 
Brighton District and Newton to this cit}', and the distributing 
pipes laid in the City Proper, East and South Boston, Roxburj^, 
Dorchester, West Roxbury and Brighton Districts, aggregate in 
length 320 miles, 311 feet, varying in size from 3 inches to 48 
inches in diameter. 

Pipe Yard and Wharf, Albany street, containing 72,920 feet, upon 
which there are wooden buildings for storage of pipes, etc. 

Pipe Yard and Machine Shop, on Federal street, near Summer, 
with tools and machinery, and other property therein, for the 
use of the department. This lot contains 9,192 feet, on which 
is a brick building used as a machine-shop. The original cost 
of the establishment, including tools and machinery, stable, etc., 
was about $30,000. In 187u, afier the fire, two stories were 
added to the building, and general repairs made, at a cost of 
$6,848.50. 

Building on Elmwood street and place, on a lot of 5,563 square 
feet, in which are the pumping-engines for supplying water to 
the highest parts of Roxbury District, Beacon Hill and South 
Boston, by means of the stand-pipe erected on Highland Park, 
formerly known as the "Fort Lot," between Beech Glen and 
Fort avenue. This lot was placed in charge of the Cochituate 
Water Board by an order of the City Council of 1870. It con- 
tains 115,000 square feet. 

The report of the Cochituate Water Board to the City Council, 
for the financial year 1875-76, contains an account of the water 
pipes and other slock on hand at that date. Also a full statement 
of the condition of the works. 



288 CITY PROPERTY. 

The net cost of these works to the city, up to the 30th of April, 
1876, less the revenue earned, is $13,471,812.41, as per statement 
on page 232. 

MYSTIC WATER WORKS. 

The upper portion of Mystic Lake, which is the source of 
supplj^, is situated in the towns of Meclford, Arlington, and Win- 
chester, six and a half miles from Charlestown square. It has an 
area of about 200 acres when flowed to the level authorized by the 
act to take waler, and a storage capacity, at that level, of 380,- 
000,000 gallons of water. 

The area of country forming the drainage-ba'^in is, according to 
the recent survey, 27.75 square miles. The principal ponds within 
the Basin are Horn, Wedge, and Winter ; and the waters flowing 
from these, and from streams rising in Reading, Wilmington, and 
Woburn, all flow into the lake. 

To convey the water of the lake to the citizens, the works 
consist of: dam and overfall, conduit, with its appurtenant gate- 
houses, waste-weir, ventilator, and drains, cast-iron mains under 
Mystic-river bridge, etc., engine-house and pump-well, pumping 
engines, force-main, with check-valves, gales, hj'drants, etc. 
Reservoir, with influent and eifluent chambers, gate-house, etc. 
Supply-mains from reservoir, with gates, air-cocks, blow-off's, and 
connections,, cit}^ distribution-hydrants, gates, etc. Service-pipes, 
stop-cocks, meters, fountains. 

The Dam is 1,560 feet long. It is substantially built of earthwork 
and mason r}', and its height is eleven feet above high-water 
mark of Boston harbor. The overftiU of the dam is constructed 
of cut granite masonry, and consists of flve piers and two abut- 
ments. The distance between the abutments is 80 feet, the 
piers being 5 feet wide at base, and 1 1 feet long in the direction 
of the stream. A substantial bridge reaches from one abutment 
to the other, and is fitted with traps, to admit of readily ad- 
justing the overfall planking. 
The Conduit is 7,453 feet long, constructed of h3^draulic brick 
masonry, 8 inches thick, excepting between the upper gate-house 
and the waste-weir ; where all above the springing line of the 
arch is 12 inches thick. It is ovilbrm in shape, 5 feet 8 inches 
in height, and 5 feet wide interior dimensions, the base being 
semi-circular, 5 feet in diameter, the upper segments having a 
rise of 3 feet 2 inches. 
To protect the work, the whole structure is laid in a foundation of 
concrete masonry, rising upon the sides to nearly the spi'ing-line. 
of the arch. The whole exterior of the brick-work is coated with 
hydraulic cement-mortar. The conduit will convey, when run- 
ning within 8 inches of the inside crown of the arch, 30,000,000 
gallons in 24 hours, supposing a free delivery into the pipe- 
chamber. 
The Gate Chamber is constructed of granite masonr}' externally, 
and lined with brick-work, the whole laid in hydraulic cement. 
It is thoroughly fitted with gates, screens and grates, and has 
over it a substantial gate-house built of faced brick. The waste- 



CITY PROPERTY. 289 

weir is of unusually ample dimensions, the over-falls being 5 in 
number, and each 6 feet long. The chamber, like the Gate 
Chamber, is of briclc and cut granite masonry. The ventilator, 
manholes, etc., are all carefully constructed with brick masonry 
and granite. 

The Pipe Chamber is of hydraulic brick masonry, and is interiorly 
divided into three parts, one receiving and two delivery cham- 
bers, and is fitted with a drain to admit of emptying the conduit 
into M^^stic river. The cast-iron mains to convey the water 
from the pipe chamber to the engine-house and pump-well are 
487 feet long and 3 feet inside diameter, and they pass under 
the bed of Mystic river. Directl}' over these iron mains is a 
substantial pile bridge across Mystic river, built to connect the 
works divided by the river, and to protect the pipes. 

The Engine-house is situated on the southerly bank of, and about 
200 feet from, M^^stic river. It is pleasantly located on the 
northerly slope of Walnut Hill, in Somerville, and surroundedby 
ample grounds, having a frontage on the river. It is a sub- 
stantial building, constructed of faced brick and freestone, and 
thoroughl}' fitted inside and out for the purpose for which it is 
used. The chimney, an ornamental buttress and stack, is of 
brick masonr}', 105 feet high, starting from a granite base 15 
feet square, with walls 3 feet thick. The lot of land around the 
Engine-house is about 12 acres; and on a portion of it is a 
double wooden dwelling-house, in which the Engineer and As- 
sistant Engineer reside. Connected with the Engine-house is a 
brick and stone coal-shed, arranged with track leading directly 
into the boiler-room. The coal-shed will hold. 1,300 tons Cum- 
berland coal. 

The Pump well is 45 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 14 feet deep ; its 
capacity about 40,000 gallons. 

In the Engine-house are three Worthington's Duplex Pumping 
Engines, all in thorough repair. The largest of these engines 
will elevate 8,000,000 gallons of water in 24 hours, and each of 
the other two 5,000,000 in the same time. There are 8 large 
steam boilers in the house, all in good order. 

The Force Main is of cast iron, 30 inches in diameter, and 3,277 
feet in length. A roadway, 40 feet wide, from the Engine- 
house to the grounds of the Reservoir, well macadamized and 
drained, belongs to the city. 

The Reservoir is on Walnut Hill, in Medford, near Tufts College. 
It was constructed with great care. The slopes are lined with a 
puddled walling 2 feet thick, which is covered with a facing of 
8-inch brick- work up to a line 4i feet from the top, where the 
lining is faced and coped with cut granite masonry. Its water 
surface covers an area of 4 J acres, being nearly a parallelogram 
in shnpe, with a length of 560 feet, and a width of 350 feet. It 
is divided into two portions, nearly equal in area and contents, 
by a partition wall, the top of which is 5 feet below high-water 
line, so that when filled or not drawn down 5 feet the reservoir 
has the appearance of one large basin. It is 25 feet in depth, 
the top line of bank being 3 feet above high-water mark ; at 

19 



290 CITY PROPERTY. 

this level its capacity is 26,244,415 U. S. standard gallons. 
The top water line is 147 feet above high-water level of the 
harl)or. The embankments are 19 J feet wide on top, and are 
laid out with a gravel walk 8 feet wide. A roadwa}-^, 40 feet 
wide, passes round three sides of the reservoir at the foot of the 
embankment, and the grounds about it are handsomely laid out. 
The whole lot of land connected with the reservoir belonging to 
the city is about 10 J acres. 

The influent and affluent chambers are constructed with hydraulic 
brick and cut granite masonry, and are substantial and well 
arranged in ever^' respect. There are three connections with the 
supply mains from the effluent chambers, two of which are with 
the 24-inch cast iron, and the 30-inch iron and cement suppl}'^ 
mains which lead to the city, and the other with a 24-inch cast 
iron main, which extends no further than the college grounds, 
but with which the cit}^ of ISoraerville have connected a r2-inch 
suppl}' main, which runs through a street in the college grounds, 
known as Packard street, to Broadway, in Soraerville. 

The 24-inch cast-iron supply main, which is on the ea?t side of 
Winter Hill, is 16,250 feet in length; and the 30-inch supply 
main, which is on the west side of Winter Hill, is 17,515 feet in 
length. These two mains will hold 1,000,000 gallons. Con- 
nected with these mains is a 20-inch pipe, running through Med- 
ford street and connecting at the other end with a 16-inch pipe 
to Chelsea, and a 20-inch pipe to East Boston. There is also a 
12-inch pipe through Medford street, having the same connec- 
tions. Through Main street is a 16-inch pipe which connects in 
the City square with the 20-i"nch pipe to East Boston. A 16- 
inch cast-iron pipe runs through Canal and Washington streets 
to Warren avenue, where it connects with the 20-inch main to 
East Boston, also with the smaller distribution pipes. 

A 16-inch cast-iron main pipe runs from Alford street across 
Maiden bridge, to the line of the town of P^verett, a distance of 
3,350 feet. In this line is included an inverted flexible jointed 
siphon of 20-inch pipe across and under the channel of the river. 
These principal pipes are all connected together by smaller 
pipes, running across and around the city and Charlestown Dis- 
trict, making a ver}'' complete circulation. The whole length of 
distribution pipes in Charlestown is about 30 miles. The wiiole 
length of distribution pipe supplied by water from M^'stic Lake, 
including Somerville, Chelsea and Everett, exclusive of East 
Boston, is 133 miles. 

In Sullivan square, and in the Cit}' square, are two large and orna- 
mental fountains, and there are six cast-iron drinking fountains 
in convenient places about the city for the use of man and 
beast, and one stone trough for the use of dumb animals 
only. 

In the Charlestown District there are 148 Lowry, 31 flush, and 7 
post Hydrants. 

The city own also a lot of land on Medford street, with a substan- 
tial brick stable upon it, and another lot also on Medford street, 
fenced and used for a pipe yard, etc. The whole quantity of 
land here is 12,807 feet. 



CITY PROPERTY. 291 

The wliole construction account of tlie Mj'stic Water Works was 
$1,460,000; and in making up the account interest on all the 
money used Avas charged by the City of Charlestown. 

EAST BOSTON FERRIES. 
North Ferry. — Drops, Slips, and Landings, and wiiarf property. 

South Ferry, — Drops, Slips, Landings, and wharf propert}', to- 
gether with the Sargent wharf property as per lease assigned by 
the East Boston Ferry Companj'. 

Steam Ferry Boats. — " General Grant," " Lincoln," " John 
Adams," " Winthrop," " Daniel Webster," " Ben Franklin." 

The payments on account of these ferries, not including interest, 
have been as follows, viz. : — 

East Boston Ferry Co., avenues and approaches, Sl2o,000 00 

People's Ferry Co., " " " 125,000 00 

Repairs on drops, and small items, previous to 

purchase of boats and franchise, 65,815 68 

Purchase of boats and franchise, 1870, 276,375 00 

Running expenses since, to May 1, 1876, 1,270,558 81 

New boats since, 133,146 84 

New drops and landings also, since, 111,098 47 



$2,106,994 80 



Repairs on Eastern Avenue Wharf not included, because not 
used for feiTy purposes. 
The receipts from all sources, principally tolls, 

have been, Si, 168,466 04 

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

The followivg property is under the charge of the Board of Direc- 
tors for Public Institutions: — 

Deer Island. — Containing about 134 acres of upland, and about 
50 acres of flats, on which is the large brick building known as 
the House of Industry. Also a wooden house occupied as a 
House of Reformation for girls, a brick school-house for pauper 
boys and a wooden one for girls, a farm-house, brick workshop 
and receiving-house, laundry, bakery and engineer's house, two 
large barns, and other buildings ; steamboat wharf and another 
landing place ; farming utensils, live stock, merchandise, provis- 
ions, tools, etc., required for carrying-on the Houses of Industry 
and Reformation and Almshouse. 

Rainsford Island (with the buildings thereon), purchased in 
1871 of the Commonwealth, at a cost of $40,000, containing 11 
acres. The buildings are occupied by male paupers. « 

House of Correction and Lunatic Hospital. — These institu- 
tions occupy an area of 631,700 feet of upland, to which is 



292 



CITY PROPERTr. 



appended about 1,310,700 feet of flats, which, with the work- 
shops, out-houses, and other appendages, the furniture, farming 
and mechanics' tools and utensils, fire engines, provisions, stock 
on hand for raanufacturing and other purposes, horses and other 
live stock, belong to the city. There is in the House of Cor- 
rection workshop a good steam engine of twenty horse-power 
and boiler, with shafting, etc., for carrying the machinery of the 
contractors, and the necessary apparatus for heating the prison 
workshops and chapel with steam. 

New Lunatic Hospital. — Site for a new Lunatic Hospital in 
the town of Winthrop, containing about 181i acres, costing 
$28,108.33. In addition to this amount, $18,340.13 have been 
expended for plans for tlie buildings and sundry items. 

Almshouse, Charlestown District, is situated on a lot contain- 
ing 104,191 feet, near the Everett line, a short distance from 
the Maiden bridge. The building is of brick, built in 1849 ; 
is 100 feet long by 45 feet wide, 3i stories high, with two wings, 
39 feet by 19 feet. There is a large barn and other out- 
buildings. 

Austin Farm (West Roxburt District). — The site purchased 
by the city for a Home for the Poor, known as the " Austin 
Farm," contains about 50 acres, and is bounded on the 
easterl}'^ side by Back street, on the southerly side bj'' Morton 
street, on the westerly side by Canterbury street, and on the 
northerly side by Austin Terrace, so-called. 

Steamboat "J. Putnam Bradlee." — This boat is 340 tons 
burthen, 140 feet long, 26 feet 3 inches beam, 45 feet breadth 
over all, 8 feet 6 inches deep, and was built at Greenpoint, L. I., 
in 1875. Cost, including outfit, $43,836.19. Used for conveying 
prisoners, passengers, provisions, etc., to and from the city to 
the Deer and Rainsford Island Institutions. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 



Buildings. 



City Hall 

Public Library 

City Hospital 

Faneuil Hall, and Market 

utider same 

Fanenil Hall Market-house 

and Quincy Hall over same 
Old State House 



First Battery Armory . , 
Second Battery Armory , 
Infantry Armory . . . , 
Reception Hou«e . . . . 
Almshouse , 



House and Land 
House 



Central Charity Bureau and 
Temporary llomc .... Chardon street 



Location. 



School street 
Boylston street 
Harrisou avenue . 



Washington street . 

Cooper street . . . 
Wareham street . . 
Maverick street . . 
No. Grove street. . 
Highland street . . 

Wanhington street , 
Highland street . . 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



25,915 

23,415 

2ii2,633 

8,460 

27,400 
4,511 

4,74'i 
8,500 
4,348 



Remarks. 



Leased for fen years from July 
1,1866. for $21,000 per annum. 

Four Primary Schools in this 
Building. 



477,530 Portion of lot used by Paving 
and Health Departments, 
4,100 j Rents for $2U0 pi r annum. 
On Alms-iOccupied by employes of the 
bouse lot. 



10,962 



Health Dei)arlment. 



CITY PROrERTY. 



293 



PUBLTC BVIl.I)l^Q8.— Concluded. 



Buildings. 


Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


Town Hall 


Washington street, 








Ward 24 .... 


17,900 




Kastern Avenue VVliarf . . 


Commercial street . 


28,135 


Leased to Depl. of Public Insti- 
tutions for $3,000 per annum. 


Richardson Estate 


Boylston street . . 


2,135 


Leased at present fur $1,800 per 
ainium. 








Rear of Engine-house No. 18. 


City Hall 


City 8q.,Charlest'wn 






District 


8,246 


Br. Public Lib., Municipal Court 
and Police Station House 15 
in this building. 


Armory Building 


Winthrop street . 




Charlestown District. 


('urtis Hnll 


South street .... 


49,907 


West Roxbury District, 


Helton Library 


Kookland street, 








Brighton District 


48,105 




Westerly Hall ....... 


Centre street . . . 


56,5-14 


West Roxbury District, near 
Highland Station. 


Wilson's Hotel ...... 


Washington street . 


75,100 


Brighton District. 



COUNTY BUILDINGS. 



Buildings. 



Court House . 

Registry of Deeds and Pro- 
bate Office . 

Jail 

Municipal Court House, 
Southern District . . . . 

Municipal Court, E. Boston 



Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


Court square . . . 


15,175 




Court square . . • 


2,423 


Addition rented of the Mass. 
Historical Society, extending 
to Tremont street, for fifteen 
years from Jan. 1, 1873, for 
$9,000 per annum. 


Charles street . . . 


135,900 




Roxbury street, 






Roxbury District, 


14,390 


Also occupied by Surveyor's 


Old Lyman School- 




Department. 


house, Meridian st. 


13,616 


Branch Public Library in this 
building. 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



Name. 



Adams .... 
Adams street . 

Andrew . • . 
Andrews . . . 
Appleton street 
Atherton . . . 

Auburn .... 



Austin .... 
Avon place . . 
Baker street . . 
Baldwin • . . 



Location. 



Sumner street . 
Dorchester Dist. . 

Wash'ton Village 
Q-enesee street . 



Columbia street, 
Dorchester Dist. 
School St., Brigh- 
ton District. 

Paris street . . . 
Roxbury Dist. . . 
West Roxb'y Dist. 
Grant place . . . 



No. feet 
in lot. 



14.100 
44,455 

11,486 

5,393 

18,454 

25,087 

12,340 

5,360 
10.057 
10,464 

6,139 



When 
built. 



1856 
1861 

1865 
1848 
1870 

1872 



1849 
1851 



No. of 
rooms. 



18 and hall 
2 



Remarks. 



Moved from Codman St., 
1872. 



Old Engine House on this 

lot. 



294 



CITY PROPERTY. 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. — Continued. 



Name. 



Bennett . . . 
Bennett (old) 
Bigelow . . . 



Bowditch . 
Bowdoin . 
Boylston . 



Brimmer . . 
Bunker Hill . 



Bunker-hill street 

Canterbury street 
Capen . . . . . 
Central 



Cbanning . . . . 
Chapman . . . . 
Chauncy place . 



Cheever .... 
Child street . . 
Clinch .... 
Comins .... 
Comins Branch 
Comins Branch 



Common street 
Cook .... 
Cottage place 
Cross street 
Curtis street 
Cushman . 
Deaf Mutes 
Dean . . . 
Dearborn . 
Drake . . . 
Dudley, for 
Dudley, for 
Dwight . . 
Dwight Pri. 
East-st. place 
Eliot . 
Emerson 
Eustis street 
Everett 
Everett 



girls 
boys 



Everett 



Fifth St . 
Florence 



Franklin 
Franklin place 
Freeman 
Gaston . 
George street 
Gibson . 



Grant . . . 
Green street 
Guild . . . 
Hancock . 



Location. 



Chestnut Hill ave., 
Brighton Dist. . 

Winship place, 
Brighton Dist. . 

Fourth street . . 



South street . 
Myrtle street , 
Washington st. 



Common street . 

Baldwin street 

Charlest'n Dist 

Charlestown Dist. 

W. Roxbury Dist. 

Sixth street . . . 
Brewer St.. West 
Roxbury Dist. . 
Cove street . . . 
Eutaw street . . 
Charlestown Dist. 

Thacher street . 
W. Roxbury Dist. 
F. street .... 
Tremont street . 
Smith street . . 
Francis street . . 

Charlestown Dist. 

Groton street . . 

Roxbury Dist. . . 

Charlesiowii Dist. 

W. Roxbury Dist. 

Parmenter street. 

Warrenton strec t. 

Wall street . . . 

Dearborn court . 

C street 

Bartlett street . . 

Dudley street . . 

Springfield street. 

Rutland street . 

East-street place . 

N. Bennet street . 

Poplar street . . 

Roxbury Dist. . . 

Camden street . . 

Sumner St., Dor- 
chester Dist. . . 

Pearl St., Brighton 
District .... 

.So Boston . . . 

Florence St., West 
Roxbury Dist. . 

Ringgold street . 

Roxbury Dist. . 

Charter street . . 

L St., So. Boston 

Roxbury Dist. . . 

School St., Dor- 
chesterDist. . . 

Pliillips street . . 

W. Roxbury Dist. 

Eas' street . . . 

Richmond street . 



No. feet 
in lot. 



26,648 



24,259 
12,660 



12.006 

4,892 
15,073 



11,097 

19,660 

2,957 

20,121 
12,354 

33,518 
7,140 

13,040 
7,410 

2,003 
43,024 
13,492 
2S,7sO 

6,952 
12,074 

6 980 

4,922 

13,500 

1,708 

13,733 

* . . . 

3,078* 

3,649 

38,636 

10.260 

7,950 

26,339 

19,125 

7.8.iO 

2.706 

11,077 

5.924 

13,543 

32,409 

29,300 

44,237 
12,494 

25.030 
16.439 
8,098 
5,2-17 
18.4.50 
18,894 

44.800 
3,744 

11.627 
7.2.50 

28,197 



When 
built. 



1874 
1850 



1862 
1848 
1845 



1843 



1871 



1866 
1850 



1846 

"l871 
1856 
1849 
1853 



1852 
1859 



1867 
1854 
18.53 
18.52 
1869 
1846 
1874 
lb57 
1851 
1849 
183S 
18-31 
1848 
1860 

1855 
18*75 



18.i9 
1865 
1868 
1872 
1861 

18.57 
1852 

*18'66* 
1847 



No. of 
rooms. 



7 and hall 



Remarks. 



Branch of the High School 
and Evening and Draw- 
ing Schools in this 
building. 



Ward-room No. 16 in 
this building, and an 
evening school. 



Primary School-house on 

this lot. 
Hose House No. 4 on this 

lot. 



Two buildings and City 
Stable on tnis lot. 



Remodelled, 1869. 

Rebuilt, 1861. Addition 
built, 1875. 



Rebuilt, 1870. 
Rebuilt, 1865. 

Rebuilt, 1860. 
Enlarged, 1858. 



* The number of feet of land upon which this building stands is included in those given to 
the Hancock. 



CITY PROPERTY. 



295 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. — Continued. 





Name. 


Location. 


No. feet 
in lot. 


When 
built. 


No. of 
. rooms. 


Remarks. 


Han-is 


Adams St.. Dor- 












chester Dist. . . 


37.150 


1861 


8 and hall. 




Harvard .... 


Bow St., Charles- 


16,:506 


. . . 


10 






town Dist. . . 


4,645 




8 




Harvard street . 


Chiirlestowii Dist. 










Harvard . . . • 


N. Harvard street, 


20,750 




5 






Brighton Dist. . 


6,399 




1 




Haverhill street . 


Charlestown Dist. 










Hawes 


Broadway . . . 


14.972 


1823 


8 




Heath street . . 


Koxbury Dist. . . 


10,.557 


1857- 


2 




High, Girls . . . 


Newton street . . 


30,520 


1870 


66 and halls 


The number of rooms in- 
clude those for recita- 
tions and apparatus. 


High and Latin . 


Bedford street . . 


12,980 


1844 


16 and haU. 


Additional story added, 
1863. 


High 


Kenilworthst. . . 


6,667 


1861 


8 


Roxbury Dist. 


High . 


Monument sq. Ch. 












Dist 


10,247 


. . . 


10 " 




High 


Dorchester ave., 












Dorchester Dist. 


59,340 


1870 


6 «' 




High 


Chestnut Hill ave.. 












Brighton Dist. . 


54,448 


. . . 


5 




High 


Elm street. West 












Koxbury Dist. 


32,262 




5 




Hillside 


Elm street. West 












Roxbury Dist. . 


18,613 




6 




Ingraham .... 


Sheafe street . . 


2.198 


1848 


3 




Latin Branch . . 


Mason street . . 


6,386 


1848 


7 


Ward-room, Ward 10, in 
this building. 


Lawrence .... 


B and Third sts. . 


14,343 


1856 


14 " 




Lewis 


Shermaii street . 


27.850 


1868 


12 




Lexington street . 


East Boston . . . 


9.000 


1874 


8 




Lincoln 


Broadway . . . 


17,560 


1859 


14 " 


f 


Lowell 


Centre street . . 


35,241 


1874 


14 




Lyman 


Paris street . . . 


26,200 


1870 


14 


Rebuilt, 1872. 


Mather ..... 


Broadway . . . 


10,160 


1842 


10 




Mather 


Meeting House 












Hill 


6,059 


1872 


10 " 




Mayhew .... 


Hawkins .... 


9,625 


1847 


10 " 




Mead street . . . 


Charlestown Dist. 


6,268 




4 




Medford street . 


Charlestown " 


16,780 




2 


Two buildings. City 
Stables on this lot. 


Milldam 


Roxbury Dist. . 




1849 


2 


On land not owned by 
the city. 


Minot 


Walnut St., Dor- 












chester Dist. . 


22,790 


1856 


7 




Moulton street. . 


Charlestown Dist. 


8,130 




4 




Mt. Pleasant ave. 


Koxbury Dist. . 


9,510 


1847 


2 




Mt. Vernon . . . 


Mt. Vernon St.. 












W.R. Dist. . . 


22.744 


. . . 


4 " 




Munroe street . . 


Roxbury Dist. . . 


11.910 


1854 


2 


Rebuilt, 1857. 


Newbury street . 




22,960 


1875 


8 " 




N. Margin street. 


N. Margin street . 


1,681 


1837 


2 




Norcross .... 


D street .... 


12,075 


1868 


12 




Oak square . . . 


Brighton Dist. . 


9,796 




2 




Old High .... 


Dorchester ave., 












Dorchester Dist. 


34,460 




4 


Armory in building. 


Old Lyman . . . 


Meridian street . 


.... 


1846 




See Municipal Court, 
East Boston. 


Old Mather . . . 


Meeting House 


.... 


1856 


7 






Hill 


5.306 


1848 


6 




Parkman .... 


Silver strec^t . . 


11,190 


1861 


14 " 




Philhps 


Anderson street . 


20,595 


1867 


8 




Phillips street . . 


Koxbury Dist. . 


4,216 


1850 


4 




Pierpont .... 


Hudson street . . 


9.600 


. . . 


2 




Polk street . . . 


Charlestown Dist. 


7.842 




1 




Poplar street . . 


W. Rox. Dist. . . 


4,37.3 


1855' 


6 




Pormort .... 


Snelling place . . 


39,952 


1865 


16 




Prescott .... 


Prescott street . 










Prescott 


Elm St., Charles- 












town Dist. . . 


14,232 


. . . 


14 " 




Princeton street . 


East Boston . • . 


17.400 


1874 


8 




Quincy 


Tyler street . . . 


12,805 


1847 


14 


Burnt, 1859. Rebuilt, 1860, 



Bell-tower built, 1872. 



296 



CITY PROPERTY. 



SCnOOIj-HOXJSKa.— Continued. 



Name. 



Qiiincy street 
Kice .... 



Rice, Pr, . . . 

Roxbury street 
Savage .... 
Sharp 



Sherwin . . . 
Shurtlefl' . . 
Shurtleff, Pr. 

Simonds . . 



Skinner .... 
Somerset street 

Smith 

Starr King . . 
Stoughton . . . 

Thetford ave. . 
Thomas street 
Thornton street 
Tileston .... 



Location. 



Roxbury Dist. . 
Dartmouth street. 

Concord street . 

Roxbury Dist. . 
Harrison ave. . . 
Anderson street . 

Madison square . 
Dorchester St. . . 
Tyler street . . . 



Broadway . . 
Fayette street . 



Tuckerman . 
Union street . 
Vernon street 
Wait .... 
Ware .... 



Warren .... * 

Wash'ton St.. near 
Forest Hill Sta. 

Wash'ton St., near 
Glen Road 

Washington st. 

Way street 
Webb . . . 
Webster . 
Webster . 



Joy street .... 

Tennyson street . 

River St.. Dor- 
chester Dist. . 

Dorchester Dist. . 

W. Rox. Dist. . . 

Roxbury Dist. . 

Norfolk St.. Dor- 
chester Dist. . 

City Point . . . . 

Brighton Dist. . 

Roxbury Dist. . 
Shawmut ave. . 

N. Bennet street . 

Summer St., Ch 
Dist 



Wells 



Weston . . 
Winchell . 
Winthrop . 
Winthrop . 

Winthrop (old) 



Winthrop street . 
Yeoman street . 



W. Rox. Dist. 



Germantown, W 
R. Dist. . . . 

Way street . . 

Porter street . 

Webster street 

Webster avenue 
Brighton Dist. 

Blossom street 



Roxbury Dist. 
Blossom street 
Tremont street 
Prospect St., Ch. 

Dist. . . . 
Bunker Hill st 

Ch. District 
Roxbury Dist. 

Ashland st., West 
Rox. Dist. . 



No. feet 
in lot. 



2.3.453 
27,125 

10,756 

14,147 
5,537 
5,611 

32,040 

40.610 

3,900 



5,238 
5,488 
1,938 
11,687 

29,725 

29,879 

10,7.54 

6,640 

83.640 
11,655 
67,280 

7,675 
10,974 

6,439 



27,450 

12,303 

13,140 
2,505 
7.492 
5,036 

19.761 
10,770 

14.916 
5,000 
15,078 

22,079 

7,927 
9,775 
18,200 

30,000 



When 
built. 



1875 
1869 

1845 

1875 
1862 
1824 

1870 
1869 
1855 

1840 

1870 

18*34 
1870 

1856 
1875 



1868 
1850 

1849' 
1860 
1862 



18.50 
1853 

1852 



1854 
1845 
1855 

1875 



1857 
1870 



No. of 
rooms. 



14 and hali. 
10 



Remarks. 



Damaged by fire Dec. 

20, 1875. 
Ward-room, Ward 18, in 

this building. 



Ward-room, Ward 9, in 
this building. 



On Hawes School-house 

lot. 
Formerly the Normal 
Training School. 



Enlarged in 1861. 

Enlarged in 1861. 

Ward-room, Ward 6, in 
this building. 



Ward-room, Ward 8, in 
this building. 

Remodelled, 1870. 



Being built. 



In 1872 there was purchased a lot containing 84,590 square feet, 
on Dartmoutii and Montgomery streets and Warren avenue, for 
the site of the proposed English High and Latin Scliool-house ; 
and in 1875, on Dorchester avenue, near Cottage street, a lot 
containing 81,800 square feet. 

The school-houses before mentioned occup_y about 2,500,000 square 
feet of land. The valuation of these houses and lands is about 
$8,000,000. 



CITY PROPERTY. 



297 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

The foUoiving property is in charge of the Chief of Police and 
Tcept for use of his department : — 

POLICE STATION HOUSES. 



No. 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



10. 
11. 

Lockup 



12 . 
13. 



14, 



Location. 



Hanover street 

Court square 

.Toy street 

La Grange street 

East Dedham street . . = ... 

Broadway 

Meridian street 

Commercial street 

Dudley street 

Pynchon street 

Adams street, Dorchester Dist. 

Washington street, Dorchester 

District 

Nepoiiset 

Fourth street, near K . . . . 
Seaverns avenue 



Washington 
District . < 



street, Brighton 



Cor. Harvard street and City 
square 

Building on Almshouse lot, 
Dorchester District ... 



No. of 

feet 
in lot. 



3,872 
2,029 
6,100 
5.150 
3, .303 
2,925 
3.773 
3,233 
6,490 
6,470 
7,500 



1,580 



7,217 
5,241 



13,431 



Remarks. 



Rebuilt, 1870. 



Court Room, Surveyor's Office and 
Branch Pub. Library in this building. 



Municipal Court, West Roxbury Dis- 
trict, in this building. 

Old Town Hall, Brighton District. 
Municipal Court in this building. 

Old City Hall, Charlestown District. 

Formerly occupied as a station-house. 



Telegraphic Apparatus, connecting all the stations with the 
Central office at City Hall. 

Furniture contained in the City Prison and fifteen Police Stations, 
with one thousand two hundred police clubs, seven hundred belts, 
two hundred revolvers, one thousand badges, and other articles, 
to the value of forty-four thousand dollars. (For particulars, 
see the annual report of the Chief of Police for 1875.) 

At the Central or Chief's office are kept the books, papers, and 
records of the department, a Rogue's Gallery, containing thir- 
teen hundred and seventy-two portraits of as many notorious 
criminals. 

The Police steamer " Protector," which is fully equipped for 
police or fire duty, and is kept constantly in active service. 
She is manned by officers of the Police Department. 

Thirty-three horses and equipments. 



298 



CITY PROPERTY. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

The follotving property is in the charge of the Board of Com- 
missioners of the Fire Department : — 

ENGINE HOUSES. 



No. 1 



Location. 



Dorchester street 



Fourth street 

Bristol street and Harrison ave. 
Bulflnch street 



Marion street , 

Wall street . , 

East street . , 

Salem street . , 
Paris street . 

River street . . 
Sumner street , 



Cor. "Winslow and Dudley sts. . 

Cahot street 

Centre street 

Dorchester avenue 

River street, Dorchester Dist. . 

Meeting House Hill 

Harvard street ......... 

Norfolk street 

Walnut street, Dorchester Dist. 

Boston street 

Dartmouth street 

Northampton street 

Corner Warren aiid Quincy sts. 

Washington square 

Mason street 

Elm street, Charlestown Dist. 
Centre street, West Roxbury 

District 

Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton 

District 

Poplar street, cor. Washington, 

West Roxbury District . . . 
Centre street, near Highland 

station, West Roxbury Dist. 
Washington street, between 

Atherton and Beethoven sts . 
Mount Vernon street, West 

Roxbury District 

Harvard avenue, near Cam- 
bridge street, Brighton Dist. . 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



5,698 



3,101 

4.000 



1.647 
1,372 

1,893 
2,568 
4,000 
1,886 
4,010 

3,923 
4,.305 
5,627 
2,843 
12,736 



10,225 
7,683 
9,000 
9,355 
4,463 
3,445 
4.200 
2,487 
6,3S5 
2,600 

10,377 

14,358 

14,729 

1,682 

3,848 

16,275 

6,112 



Remarks. 



Addition built, 1874. 

Municipal Court, 8. Boston, armory 

and two classes Bigelow School, in 

building. 
Remodelled, 1870. 

Hook & Ladder No. 3 in this building. 
Chemical Engine No. 1, and Lancers' 

Armory in this building. 



Remodelled, 1870. Hook & Ladder 
No. 2 in ttiis building. 



Remodelled, 1870. 

Hook & Ladder No. 6 in this building. 

Old Engine-house on this lot. 



Hook & Ladder No, 8 in this building. 
Altered from school-house. 
Armory in building. 

Hook& Ladder No. 10 in this building. 

Hook & Ladder No. 11 in this building. 

Occupied by Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Occupied by Hand Engine No. 2. 

House building. 

House building. 

House building. 



HOSE HOUSES. 



No. 2 
3 
4 

5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
12 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Main street, Charlestown Dist. 
Winthrop street " 

Bunker Hill street, cor. Tufts 

St., Charlestown District . . 

Shawmut avenue 

Chelsea street 

Tremont street 

North Grove street 

B street 

Washington Village 

Cor. of O and Fourth streets . . 
Cor. Longwood and Brookline 

avenues 

Church street 



1,592 
5,230 



1,346 
4,350 
3.918 
1,804 
1,610 
4,000 

6,400 
3,412 



Remarks. 



Armory in building. 

See Bunker Hill st. School-house. 



Bell tower erected in 1873. 

Occupied byChemical Engine Co. No. 3. 
j Ward Room No. 11 in this building. 
/ Chemical Eng. No. 2 in this building. 



CITY PROPERXr. 



299 



HOOK AND LADDER HOUSES. 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 1 
4 

5 

7 



Fi'iend street 

Dudley street 

Fourth street 

Meeting House Hill 

Main street, Charlestown Diet. 
Harrison avenue 



Eustis street 



1,676 
7.161 
2,469 



2,430 
3,755 



760 



Hoae No. 1 in building. 

Formerly occupied by Hook & Ladder 

No. 3, now used as a repair shop. 
Formerly occupied by Hook & Ladder 

No. 4. 



Fuel House, Salem street, 417 feet of land. 
" " Washington street, near Dover, 1,007 feet of land. 

Steam Fire Engines. — Twenty-nine, located as follows, viz.: 
nine in city proper ; three in East Boston ; three in South Bos- 
ton ; five in Roxbury District ; six in Dorchester District ; and 
"one each in Charlestown, West Roxbury and Brighton Dis- 
tricts ; also one hand-engine in West Roxbury District. 

Fire Boat. — One, located north side Central wharf. 

Horse Hose Carriages. — Twenty-eight, located as follows, viz. : 
ten in city proper ; two in East Boston ; three in South Boston ; 
four in Roxbury District ; two in Dorchester District ; five in 
Charlestown District ; one in West Roxbuiy District ; and one 
in Brighton District ; fifteen of which are located in engine- 
houses. 

Hook and Ladder Carriages. — Eleven, located as follows, viz. : 
three in city proper ; one in East Boston ; one in Roxbury 
District ; one in South Boston ; two in Dorchester District ; and 
one each in Charlestown, West Roxbury and Brighton Dis- 
tricts. 

Chemical Engines. — Six self-acting, located as follows: two in 
the city proper ; one in Roxbury District ; two in West Rox- 
bury District ; and one in Brighton District. 

Portable Extinguishers. — Carried on four of the Hook and Lad- 
der Carriages. 

Horses. — One hundred and thirty-four. 

Fuel Wagons. — One fuel wagon kept at the old Hose-house, on 
Salem street • one at Engine-house No. 25, Washington square ; 
one at Engine-house No. 11, on Sumner street. East Boston; 
one at Engine-house No. 13, on Cabot street, Roxbury District; 
one at Engine-house No. 16, Lower Mills, Dorchester District ; 
one at Engine-house No. 21, Upham's corner, Dorchester Dis- 
trict ; one at coal depot No. 2, Washington near Dover street ; 
one at Hook and Ladder House No. 5, South Boston ; one at 
Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester Distri^ct ; one at 



300 CITY PROPERTY. 

Engine-house No. 20, Neponset, Dorchester District ; one at En- 
gine-house No. 4, Bulfinch street ; one at Engine-house No. 23, 
Northampton street; one at Engine-house No. 18, Harvard 
street, Dorchester District ; one at Engine-house, No. 24 War- 
ren street, Roxbury District; one at Engine-house No. 27, 
Charlestown District ; and one at Engine-house No. 28, West 
Roxbury District ; each capable of conveying about two tons, to 
be used in case of large fires, when more fuel is needed than is 
carried on the engines. 

Wagons. — Four engineers', four supply (two in service and two 
in reserve), one commissioners' buggy. 

PuNGS. — Thirty-five ; thirty-three for carrying hose, and two for 
jobbing. 

Fire Ladders. — Two hundred and seventy-three of different 
sizes, one Skinner Ladder Truck, with four ladders. One aerial 
ladder and one patent Bangor Ladder. 

Hose. — About 76,000 feet of leading, and 1,000 feet suction. 

Spare Apparatus. — Seven Steam Fire Engines ; at Deer Island 
850 feet of cotton hose, and one small hose-jumper. Also one 
Hose Carriage in Engine-house No. 25, and one in Hook and 
Ladder house, Harrison avenue, with 450 feet of hose, one at 
old Hook and Ladder house, Eustis street ; one Hand Hose Car- 
riage at Engine-house No. 8, Salem street ; one Hand-engine at 
Brighton District ; one at West Roxbury District, and one at 
house of Hose No. 12, South Boston, and two Chemical 
Engines. 

Reservoirs. — Two hundred and forty-six, of which thirteen are 
located at East Boston, eighteen at South Boston, forty-one in 
Roxbury District ; eleven in the Dorchester District ; thirty- 
eight in Charlestown District ; twenty-four in West Roxbury 
District ; three in Bighton District, and the balance in the 
different wards of the city proper. They contain from 15,000 to 
55,000 gallons each, and are supplied with the Cochituate and 
Mystic water, except in West Roxbury and Brighton Districts. 

Repair Shop. — In the repair shop, one 15-horse power steam 
engine, cylinder, 9 by 21 inches, Putnam Machine Co. ; one 
20-horse power upright tubular boiler ; one 26-inch by 26-inch 
iron planer, 8-ft. table, 12-ft. bed ; one 24-inch swing engine 
lathe, 10-ft. bed; one 16-inch swing engine lathe, 9i-ft. bed; 
two 14-inch swing engine lathes, 6-ft. bed ; one 13-inch swing 
hand lathe, 7J^-ft. bed ; one 13-inch swing hand lathe, 9-ft. bed ; 
one No. 2 upright drill ; one Sturtevant Pressure Blower ; two 
blacksmith's forges ; one furnace for heating tires, together with 
numerous smaller tools and appliances, and also tools for 
repairing hose and harness. 

The Engines, Hose, Caps, Axes, Ladders, and all the other ap- 
paratus used b}'' the Fire Department, are owned by the city, 
and are under the care and control of the Board of Fire Com- 
missioners. 



CITY PROPERTY. 301 

Hydrants. — For supplying water in cases of fire, 3,625, viz. : tiie 
city proper, 1,272 ; in South Boston, 467 ; in East Boston, 283 ; 
in Iloxbury District, 745 ; 577 in Dorclioster District ; 
West Roxbury District, 134 ; Brigliton District, 131 ; in Cliarles- 
town District 186, and 16 on Deer Island. The hydrants are 
located at an averaoe distance of 250 feet from each other. 



TELEGRAPHIC I'IRE ALARM. 

Magnetic Fire- Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which is over 
$100,000. Worlving lines of wire, about 225 miles ; Signal Boxes 
in use, 235 ; Striking Machines, 49 ; Large Gongs, 55 ; Small 
Gongs, 40 ; Tappers, 56 ; Clocks — one electric watch clock ; two 
repeating three dial clocks for striking signals ; Magneto-Electric 
Machine, for striking bells, 1, loaned to Tufts College; Relay 
Magnets, 13; Ten Pen Register, 1; Office Bells, 17; Telegraph 
Ke^'S, 19 ; Dial Instruments, 16 ; 13 Sounders and Kej^s, in charge 
of District Engineers. 

Stock and Furniture. — 1 switch board ; 1 large galvanomter ; 
for spare and local battery ; 12 small do., for signal batteries ; 
2 portable rheotropes ; 1 clu'onometer ; 1 set telegraphic appara- 
tus in Superintendent's house ; 6 sets telegraphic apparatus in 
assistants' houses ; 797 cups, battery in use ; 500 lbs. sulphate of 
copper ; 500 lbs. zinc ; 400 battery coppers ; brackets, vsire in- 
sulators, etc. ; office furniture, bedsteads, bedding and sundry 
other articles. 

BELLS. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs. 

Boylston market, corner Washington and Boylston streets, com- 
position, 529 lbs. 

Boylston School-house, Washington, near Dover street, composi- 
tion, 818 lbs. 

Castle-street Church, corner Washington and Castle streets, com- 
position, 1,760 lbs. 

Saratoga street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 lbs. 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Boston, steel, 2,995 lbs. 

Channing School-house, East street, steel, 1,363 lbs. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 3,109^ 
lbs. 

Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs. 

Hose No. 12, South Boston, composition, 800 lbs. 

Princeton street School-house, East Boston, composition, 2,470 lbs. 

Everett School-house, Northampton street, composition, 1,501 lbs. 

Franklin place School-house, corner Tremont and Franklin Place, 
Roxbury District, composition, 2,958 lbs. 

George street School-house, Roxbury District, composition, 4,160 
lbs. 

Lawrence School-house, B street. South Boston, steel, 3,400 lbs. 

Lewis School-house, Dale street, Roxbury District, composition, 
3,104 lbs. 



302 CITY PROPERTY. 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composition, 
3,110 lbs. 

Quincy School-house, Tyler street, composition, 2.941 lbs. 

Rice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs. 

Sharp School-house, Anderson, corner Pincliney street, composi- 
tion, 900 lbs. 

Smith street School-house, Roxbury District, composition, 4,083 
lbs. 

Andrew School-house, Dorchester street, "Washington Village, 
steel, 2,995 lbs. 

"Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 1, Dorchester street. South Boston, composition, 
2,911 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 11, Orleans corner of Sumner, East Boston, 
composition, 817 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 12, Warren street, Roxbury District, compo- 
sition, 3,509 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester District, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 17, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester District, 
composition, 4,000 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester District, com- 
position, 3,184 lbs. 

Engine-liouse No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester District, composition, 
2,927 lbs. 

Engine-house, No. 20, "Walnut street, Dorchester District, com- 
position, 3,061 lbs. 

Engine-house, No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester District, com- 
position, 3,026 lbs. 

Hancock School-house, Parmenter street, composition, 4,090 lbs. 

Repair Shop, corner of Harrison avenue and Wareham street, 
steel, 1,000 lbs. 

City Hall, Charlestown District, composition, 5,600 lbs. 

Rubber Factory, Charlestown District, composition, 999 lbs. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown District, 2,009 lbs. 

"Warren School-house, Charlestown District, composition, 3,000 
lbs. 

"Winthrop School-house, Charlestown District, composition, 3,0 00 
lbs. 

Engine-house, Centre street, "West Roxbury District, composition. 

PUBLIC CLOCKS. 

Old South Church, "Washington street, corner Milk. 

Old State House, State street. 

L3'nde-street Church, corner Lynde and Cambridge streets. 

Suffolk County Jail, corner Cambridge and Charles streets. 

Andrew School-house, South Boston. 

Gaston School-house, South Boston. 

Charles-street Chuich. 

Tremont M. E. Church, corner Trcmont and Concord streets. 

Christ Church, Salem street. 



CITY PROPERTY. 303 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston. 

Phillips Church, Broadway, South Boston. 

Bigelow School-house, corner Fourth and E streets, South Boston. 

Methodist Church, VVinthrop street, Roxbury District. 

Odd Fellows' Building, Treiaont street. 

Boston Young Men's Christian Union Building, Boylston street. 

St. Stephen's Church, corner of Hanover and Clark streets. 

Dudley street, Roxbury District. 

Warren-street M. E. Church, Roxbury District. 

City Hall, Charlestown District. 

High School, Charlestown District. 

Bennett School-house, Brighton District. 

Orthodox Church, West Roxbury District. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The following property is in charge of the Superintendent oj 
Health : — 

South City Stables, Shops and Sheds. — Situated on Albany 
street, on the South Bay Territory, opposite Newton street. 
The lot belonged to the city before beiug used for this purpose, 
and contains 90,780 feet. The stable and buildings connected 
therewith are of brick. There are also on the premises wooden 
sheds, used for storing wagons, etc. The stable is two stories 
high, with French roof, and has accommodations for 100 horses. 
Total original cost, exclusive of land, $79,089.23. 

Connected with the stables are blacksmith, wheelwright and har- 
ness-makers' shops, with all the necessary tools, in which the 
wagons, carts, harnesses, etc., used by the department, are con- 
structed and kept in repair. 

Offal Depot. — Erected in 1864 on the wharf fronting on Albany 
street, opposite Brookline street, on the other side of tbe dock 
from that used by the Paving Department. The lot which the 
building occupies, and the yard attached to the same, contain 
32,520 feet, and belonged to the city before being used for that 
purpose. Total original cost of building, $18,578.89. This 
building is used for tlie deposit of house otfal daily collected in 
the city carts, and which is thence conveyed without tb.e limits 
of the city proper b}'^ purchasers of the same. 

West Stable and Sheds, North Grove street. — The stable is a 
brick building, a story and a half high, 128 feet by 50, located on 
North Grove street, built in 1860, with suitable outbuildings 
attached to the same. It has accommodations for thirty eight 
horses. The lot contains about 33,600 feet. On this lot is 
an otfal-shed erected in 1875, at a cost of f 4,160.12. 

Highland Stable, on the old Almshouse lot, Highland street, con- 
taining 81,082 square feet. A part of this stable and adjoining 
lot is used by the Paving Department. There is on this lot a 
new brick stable, vvhich cost $89,594.13. 



304 CITY PROPERTY. 

In 1875 there was a stable erected for twenty-one horses, on Canal 
street, Charlestown District, at a cost of $5,083.07. Contents 
of lot, 11,803 square feet. 

The Superintendent of Health has charge of the City stables, 
horses, carts, wagons, etc., necessary for the business of keeping 
the streets and places clean ; collecting the house offal, collect- 
ing the house ashes, dry dirt, etc. A particular inventory and 
valuation of the property in his charge, including one hundred 
and eighty-nine horses, is attached to the Annual Report of the 
Board of Health to the City Council. The estimated value of 
the whole property at that time was $106,924.99. 

Prisoners are conveyed to and from the institutions at South Bos- 
ton, and to the Deer Island Steamboat, by vehicles furnished by 
this department. 

The following property is in charge of the Board of Health : — 

Fifteen urinals, in different parts of the city, including two retreats 
for females, one on the Common facing West-street entrance, 
and the other on the Public Garden — two wooden structures 
with slated roofs, appropriately furnished ; cost of the one on 
the Common, $1,870.00 ; of the one on the Public Garden, 
$1,830,00. 

Gallop's Island, containing about 16 acres, was purchased in 
1860 for $6,600, used as Quarantine station, on which are a 
dwelling-house, barn, coal-shed, small-pox hospital, steamboat 
wharf and one old building, with the live stock, farming utensils, 
merchandise, provisions, tools, etc., for carrying on the Quar- 
antine Department. 

Steamboat " Samuel Little." — This boat is about 47 tons bur- 
then, 72 feet in lengtli, 16 feet beam and 7 feet deep, and was 
built at Boston in 1872. Cost of boat and furniture, $15,299.26. 
Employed in quarantine service. 

PAVING DEPARTMENT. 

The folloioiyig properly is under the charge of the Superintendent 
of Streets : — 

Building and Wharf, on Albany street, opposite Sharon street, 
adjoining the City Stable. The building is of brick and vvood, 
and covers some 8,000 square feet of land, and is divided into a 
shed for breaking stone for macadamizing, blacksmith and car- 
penters' shops, and a tool-room. The total contents of the lot, 
including wharf and building, are 55,292 square feet. Original 
cost of the building, $10,940.86. 

Buildings and Wharf, on Charles street, corner of Cambridge 
street. The buildings are two in number, built of wood. One 
is divided into a blacksmith and carpenter's shops, an office for 
foreman and wharfinger, with tenement upstairs occupied by the 
wharfinger ; the other building contains a stable, with accom- 
modations for six horses, and a shed for breaking stones for 



CITY PROPERTY. 305 

macadamizing, and storage of material. Between the two 
buildings, at the entrance to the wharf, is a Fairbanlis' standard 
scale. The total contents of the lot, including wharf and 
buildings, are about 37,626 square feet. Cost of buildings, 
$14,639.74. 

Fort-Hill Wharf, containing 21,054 square feet, placed in charge 
of the Paving Department, May 18, 1874, to be used for the 
landing and storage of paving blocks and gravel, until such 
time as said wharf shall be wanted for the extension of Oliver 
Street. 

East Boston — a wharf lot on Condor street, 70 feet on said 
street, running to Commissioners' Line, about 800 feet. Adjoin- 
ing this another lot belonging to the Boston Water Works, 
about 50 feet front on said street, and running down to the 
Commissioners' Line. The two make a front of 120 feet on 
Condor street. The wharf lot is under charge of the Paving 
Department. 

Ledge Lot, on Washington street, Roxbury District, containing 
134,671 square feet. Upon this lot are buildings containing a 
steam-engine and stone-crusher. Also, a stone powder-house, 
and a small wooden cottage, occupied by the foreman of the 
ledge. 

Highland-street Stable Lot. Upon this lot is a large brick 
stable, erected in 1873-74, and occupied by the Health and 
Paving Departments. Also a brick building used as a black- 
smith's shop, and a shed for the storage of tools, etc. For con- 
tents of lot, see Health Department. 

Ledge Lot, on Codman street, Dorchester District, containing 
299,000 square feet, was purchased in 1870 for the sum. of 
$5,980. Upon this lot is a building containing a steam-engine 
and stone-crusher ; the building cost $1,200, and the engine and 
stone-crusher, $2,330. 

On the Almshouse lot, Hancock street, Dorchester District, there 
are two stables, also two sheds, and a tool-house, used by this 
department. 

Ledge Lot, on Myrtle street and Bird place, Dorchester District, 
containing 81,068 square feet. Upon this lot is a blacksmith's 
shop and large shed containing a steam-engine and stone-crusher. 
This lot was purchased by the town of Dorchester, of Stephen 
Baker, in 1867. 

DowNER-AVENUE LoT, Dorchcster District, containing 95,300 
square feet, purchased by the Paving Department, in 1871, of 
Nathan and Henry N. Sawyer, for the protection of the Alms- 
house lot. 

Gravel Lots : on Childs street, West Roxbury District, a lot of 

land containing about ten thousand feet, upon which is a stable 

and sheds, erected in 1875 at a cost of $5,000. Also a building 

formerly used by this department as a stable, upon the engine- 

20 



306 CITY PEOPERTT. 

house lot on Centre street, which was moved to this lot, and 
converted into a blacksmith's shop ; also a tool-house, formerly 
located upon the school-house lot on South street, and moved to 
this lot ; on the corner of Forest Hill avenue and Norfolk street, 
containing 47,798 square feet, purchased by the town of Dor- 
chester, of Benjamin Clapp, in 1860 ; New street, near Newhall 
street. Ward 24, containing 31,670 square feet, purchased by the 
town of Dorchester ; New street, near Newhall street. Ward 24, 
containing 25,402 square feet, purchased by the town of Dor- 
chester ; Commercial street, Ward 24, containing 51,374 square 
feet, purchased by the town of Dorchester ; Commercial street, 
Ward 24, containing 56,317 square feet, purchased by the town 
of Dorchester; in town of Milton, on Brush Hill road, con- 
taining 64,523 square feet, hired by town of Dorchester for nine 
hundred and ninety-nine years ; Morton street, Ward 23, con- 
taining about one-third of an acre, purchased by town of West 
Roxbury, of Michael Cook, in 1870 ; Moreland street. Ward 23, 
containing 34,329 square feet, purchased by town of West 
Roxbury, in 1873, of the " West Roxbury Associates." 

Gravel and stones on lots : Hyde Park avenue. Ward 23, pur- 
chased by town of West Roxbury, of AndrevT J. Peters and 
Richard Olney, to be removed by May 20, 1881 ; Lagrange 
street, Ward 23, purchased by town of West Roxbury, of Albert 
F.Whittemore, to be removed by July 15, 1876 ; Moreland street. 
Ward 23, purchased by town of West Roxbury, of Cyrus 
Cummings and Charles E. Jackson, to be removed by April 1 5, 
1881. 

Ledge Lot on Cambridge street, Ward 25, containing about 102,- 
224 square feet, purcuased by town of Brighton. Upon this 
lot is a shed containing a steam-engine and a stone-crusher. 
Also gravel lot in rear, containing 58,t)82 square feet. 

Ledge and Gravel Lot rear of Union street, containing about 
37,000 square feet, purchased by town of Brighton. 

Gravel and stones on lot on Market street, Ward 25, purchased 
by town of Brighton of George Sparhawk. 

On Rockland street, Ward 25, adjacent to Engine-house, a brick 
building containing a shed and tool-house. 

On Medford street, Charlestown District, a lot of land containing 
8,040 square feet, upon which is a stable, tool-house, sheds, etc. 

Gravel Lots in town of Everett, three lots on Summer street, 
each containing 6,900 square feet, purchased by City of Charles- 
town. 

The Superintendent of Streets, in his Annual Report to the City 
Council, January, 1876, gives schedule of property belonging to 
the Paving Department, consisting ot tilty-two horses, forty-two 
carts, etc. 



CITY PROPERTY, 307 



SEWER DEPARTMENT. 

The Superintendent of Sewers has under his charge 166 miles of 
sewers built by the city and under his exclusive control,. The 
department occupies a small lot on North Grove street, and a 
large one, with water-front, on Albany street, for the storage of 
materials, tools, etc., and also owns a lot on Bainbridge and 
Kingsbury streets, containing 2,640 feet, and a lot near Lamar- 
tine street, containing about 32,450 feet, purchased for a new 
channel for Stony Brook, and a lot containing about 7,600 feet, 
near Boylston Station, West Roxbury District. Also a number 
of pieces of land, each 30 feet wide, extending along the valley of 
Stony Brook, in West Roxbury, taken by the town for a new 
channel. In his Annual Report to the City Council, January, 
1876, the Superintendent of Sewers gives' a schedule of the tools 
and other property belonging to this department. 



PUBLIC BATH-HOUSES. 

The city owns the following bathing-houses, and the schedule 
shows their situation and for whose use : — 

No. 1, West Boston bridge, for Males. 

No. 3, Charles River " " " 

No. 4, Warren " " Females. 

No. 5, Border street. East Boston, for Males, 

No. 6, " " " Females. 

No. 7, Federal-street bridge, for Males. 

No. 8, Mount Washington avenue bridge, for Males. 

No. 9, City Point, between Fourth and Fifth streets, for 

Females, 
No. 10, Foot of L street, „ for Males. 

No, 11, Dover-street bridge, " " 

•No. 12, '^ " " Females. 

No. 13, Cabot street, Roxbury District, " Males, 
No, 14, " " " " " Females, 

No. 15, Swett street, " Males. 

No. 16, Commercial Point, Dorchester District, for Females. 

(Twelve dressing-rooms on the beach.) 
No. 17, foot of Maverick street, for Males. 

No. 18, Chelsea bridge, Charlestown District, " " 
No. 19, " " " " Females. 

No. 20, Maiden bridge, for Males and Females, at different 
hours. 

These houses are floating structures, except Nos. 9, 10, 13, 14, 
and 16 ; Nos. 9 and 10 are on the beach, and Nos. 13 and 14 are 
situated on Cabot street, the tanks of which are supplied with 
Cochituate water. Most of them are oblong, with wooden roofs, 
enclosing a water-surface, around which, inside of the structure, 
are platforms. All the houses have dressing-rooms attached to 
them. House No. 9 consists of a main building with ells, in which 



308 CITY PEOPERTY. 

are dressing-vooms ; from the ends of these ells to the water ai'e 
fences, attached to which is a chain with cork buoys which 
enclose a square water-surface. In the offices of the Superin- 
tendents are various articles of furniture, tools and supplies for 
making small repairs. 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

There is one salaried officer annually' appointed by the Mayor, 
under the ordinance of October 15, 1869. 

In his charge are various sets of standard weights and measures, 
etc. See annual report for 1875 for detailed statements of 
property. 

CITY. ENGINEER'S OFFICE. 

The following articles are in charge of the City Engineer : — 

Instruments for surveying and drawing ; drawing-paper ; drawing- 
boards ; hanging maps and pictures ; 3,000 loose plans ; books, 
and various other articles. 

CITY SURVEYOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

The folloiuing articles are in charge of the City Surveyor : — 

Central Office. — Instruments for surveying and drawing ; draw- 
ing and other paper ; books, tools, drawing-boards, and horses ; 
hanging maps, and plans of the city since 1723 ; 69 volumes of 
plans and profiles of streets and indices to same ; 4,388 loose 
plans and profiles in drawers ; 3,100 engraved plans ; 7 volumes 
of Hopkins' maps of Boston and vicinit}'^ ; 163 sectional plans 
of Roxbury ; 116 sectional plans of Dorchester. 

RoxBURY District Branch. — Instruments for surveying and 
drawing ; drawing and other paper, books, tools, drawing- 
boards, tables and horses ; hanging maps, etc. ; eight volumes 
of plans and profiles of streets and indices to the same ; 571 
loose plans in drawers; 163 sectional plans; one volume of 
lithographed plans ; 1 Hopkins' atlas of Roxbury. 

Dorchester District Branch. — Instruments for surveying and 
drawing ; drawing and other paper, books, tools, drawing- 
boards, tables, etc. ; hanging maps, etc. ; 1 volume of Matthew 
Withington's surveys; 696 loose plans in drawers ; 116 sec-. 
tional plans ; indices ; 1 Hopkins' atlas of Dorchester. 

Brighton District Branch. — Instruments for surveying and 
drawing ; drawing and other paper, books, tools, drawing- 
boards, tables, etc. ; one volume of plans and profiles of streets 
and index to same ; one volume of lithographed plans ; 226 mis- 
cellaneous plans in drawers ; 1 Hopkins' atlas of Brighton. 

West Roxbury District Branch. — Instruments for surveying 
and drawing ; drawing and other paper, books, tools, drawing- 



CITY PEOPERTY. 309 

boards, tables and horses ; hanging maps, etc. ; three volumes 
of plans and profiles, and one volume of lithographed plans ; 280 
loose plans in drawers ; 9 sectional plans ; 1 Hopkins' atlas of 
West Roxbury. 

LAMP DEPARTMENT. 

The Superintendent of Lamps has charge of 9,048 gas and 1,194 
fluid lamps ; posts, brackets, ladders, oil-cans, measures, canis- 
ters, six horses, five wagons, one buggy, one sleigh, three pungs, 
and harnesses. Repair shop on Albany street, built in 1874, the 
lot comprising 8,000 square feet ; cost #4,364.85. 

PUBLIC SCALES. 

One in the South Stable yard, Albany street; one in Haj'- 
market square ; one in Central square. East Boston ; one corner of 
Eustis and Mall streets, Roxbury District ; one each, corner Centre 
and Lagrange streets, Washington street, and corner Centre sti'eet 
and Starr lane, West Roxbury District. 

• ^ POUNDS. 

One on Albany street ; one at Eagle square East Boston ; one 
on First street, South Boston ; one on Almshouse lot, Roxbury 
District ; one on Almshouse lot, Dorchester District ; one on 
town house lot, Brighton District ; one on South street, Jamaica 
Plain. 

FURNITURE. 

Li the A'^arious offices in City Hall, Court Houses, Jail, Registry 
of Deeds, Probate Office, and all other public buildings ; in the 
Grammar and Primary School-houses owned by the city, and in 
several rooms hired for school and other purposes. 

CITY PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE. 

Tlie folloiving articles are in charge of the City Physician, in his 
office at the Central Charity Bureau : — 

Seventeen volumes of medical and other books ; one case of, and 
sundry other instruments. 

COMMON, ETC. 

List of Property in charge of the Superintendent of Common and 
Squares : — 

One deer-house on Common, one duck-house, one swan-house 
on Garden : two statues at Chester Park ; one fountain each on 
Franklin, Blackstone, Chester and Worcester squares; Brewer 



310 CITY PROPERTY. 

fountain, on Common, and frame coverino: for the same; Ether 
Monument; statues of Edward Everett, Washington, and Venus, 
with wooden covering for same, on Garden ; Hamilton and Gen. 
Glover, on Commonwealth avenue ; Benjamin Franklin, in front of 
City Hall ; Soldiers' Monument, Winthrop square, Charlestown 
District ; Soldiers' Monument, West Roxbury District. Tools, 
mowing-machines, settees, etc., a schedule of which is on file in 
office of the Auditor of Accounts. 

Nine deer on Common, two swans, ten ducks on Garden. 



CEMETERIES. 

Seventeen, viz., the South, on the Neck, Washington street ; 
the Central, on the Common ; the Granary and the CJiapel, on 
Tremont street ; one at Copp's Hill; one at South Boston; one at 
East Boston; two in Roxbury District, viz., one in Warren street, 
and one corner of Eustis and Washington streets ; two in Dor- 
chester District. — one, the North, at Upham's corner ; the other, 
the South, at Milton Lower Mills ; two in Charlestoion District; 
two in Brighton District; two in West Roxbury District. 

Mount Hope Cemetery. — Located in West Eoxbury and Dor- 
chester Districts, about 5^ miles from the city. Contents, 104| 
acres. House occupied by the Superintendent of the Ceme- 
tery is owned by the city. 

Cedak Grove Cemetery. — Located on Adams street, Ward 24, 
and contains about 38 acres. 

Tombs. — Twenty-five in the South Burial-ground. 
One in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton District. 
One in Phipps' Ground, Charlestown District. 
One infant tomb in the South Burial-ground. 
Two infant tombs in the Copp's Hill Burial-ground. 
One for adults and one for infants in the Granary Burial-ground. 
One in the Chapel Burial-ground, for infants. 
One in the Central Burial-ground, for infants. 
Three receiving tombs at East Boston. 
One receiving tomb in Dorchester District, North. 
One receiving tomb in Dorchester District, South. 

One Funeral Car. 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

In charge of the Board of Overseers of the Poor. 

Central Charity Bureau Building, located at the corner of 
Chardon and Hawkins streets, is of brick, with granite trimmings, 
and is occupied by the Overseers of the Poor, the Paymaster of tlie 
Soldiers' Relief, and the following charitable societies : "Boston 
Provident Association, Industrial Aid Societ}', Massachusetts Sol- 



CITY PROPEETY. 311 

diers' Fund, Boston Soldiers' Fund, Boston Sewing Circle, Ladies' 
Relief Agency, Young Men's Benevolent Society, German Emi- 
grant Aid Society, Boston Police Relief Association, and the 
Young Men's Hebrew Association. The City Pliysician also occu- 
pies a room in this building, and the National Sailors' Home has a 
room for examination of applicants. 

Temporary Home for the Destitute, located at the corner of 
Chardon and Bowker streets, is of brick with granite trimmings. 
This building and the one above mentioned were erected on a lot 
the contents of which are 22,000 square feet. The total cost of 
these buildings, with the land and the boiler-house in the rear, was 
$210,494.38. 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

In the Public Library and its branches in East Boston, South 
Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Charlestown, and Brighton Districts, 
there are about 300,000 bound volumes, besides manuscripts, 
pamphlets, statuary and paintings. The Tosti engravings embrace 
600 in frames, 5,100 in bound volumes, and several hundred in 
portfolios. 

SCHOOLS. 

In the Public Schools of the city under the charge of the School 
Committee, 8,382 books, 1011 music charts, 128 pianos, 128 piano 
stools, 128 piano covers, 62 sets of philosophical apparatus, 2,660 
maps, charts, and globes. 



POPULATION OF BOSTON. 



In pursuance of the authority of an act of the Legislature of 
1874, the Bureau of Statistics of Labor gathered the industrial 
statistics, and caused to be talcen the decennial census of this Com- 
monwealth, in 1875. The whole work was j)erformed under the 
direction of Carroll D. Wright, chief of said bureau, to whom we 
are indebted for the table on the following page, giving a detailed 
statement of the population, sex, nativity, polls, voters, color and 
race of Boston according to the wards as they existed at the time 
of taking of the census ; followed by a table giving the population, 
etc., of city in the new wards made bj'^ the City Council of 1875 ; 
also tables in which interesting comparisons are made with other 
censuses. 

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POPULATION OF BOSTON. 



The following table gives the population of the city apportioned 
by the division of the wards made by the City Council of 1875, 
after the taking of the State census, as given in the preceding 
table, with the registered voters and actual votes cast at the Mu- 
nicipal election 1875 : — 

Wards. 
1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
.17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22* 
23 
24 



Population by 


Registered voters 


Votes cast for 


Census of 


at Muncipal 


Mayor at 


1875. 


Election. 


Municiijal Election 


13,925 


1,709 


1,068 


15,422 


1,376 


891 


11,165 


1,927 


1,258 


11,153 


1,733 


1,003 


11,238 


1,928 


1,287 


17,660 


1,492 


1,073 


12,439 


1,313 


944 


12,097 


1,366 


922 


12,578 


1,550 


1,136 


10,430 


1,414 


1,025 


13,857 


1,787 


1,443 


14,842 


1,376 


986 


21,682 


1,335 


840 


18,698 


1,881 


1,250 


13,767 


1,388 


919 


14,646 


1,103 


736 


13,736 


1,743 


1,214 


13,055 


2,023 


1,560 


18,703 


1,498 


937 


15,349 


1,744 


1,200 


11,545 


1,908 


1,448 


18,155 


1,839 


1,091 


12,315 


2,070 


1,472 


13,462 


2,340 


1,413 


341,919 


39,843 


27,116 



The following table shows the population of the localities men- 
tioned now embraced within the limits of the city of Boston, 
according to the censuses of 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870 and 
1875: — 



Boston, city proper . 

Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Charlestown .... 
tWest Roxbury . . 
Brightoa 



U. B. 

Census 

1850. 


State 

Census 

1855. 


U. S. 

Census 

1860. 


State 

Census 

1865. 


U.S. 

Censup 

1870. 


138,781 

18,364 

7,969 

17,216 


161,420 
18.469 
8,340 
21,700 
4,812 
2,895 


177,902 
25,137 
9,769 
25,065 
6,310 
3,375 


192,324 
28,426 
10,717 
26,399 
6,912 
3,859 


203,4951 

34,772 

12,259 1 

28,323 f 

8.683 

4,967 J 


2,356 


184,686 


217,636 


247,558 


268,637 


292,499 



State 
Census 
1875. 



341,919 



341,919 



* By an act of the Legislature of 1876, Ward 22 has been divided and a new ward created 
therefrom, numbered 25. 
t Part of Roxbury, 1850. 



POPULATION OF BOSTON. 



315 



POPULATION OF BOSTON AND SUBURBS. 

The following table shows the population of Boston and its im- 
mediate suburbs compared with each decade since 1810, inclu- 
sive : — 





1810. 


1820. 


1830. 


1840. 


1850. 


1860. 


1870. 


1875. 


Boston 


33,787 
2,930 
3,669 


43,298 
3,684 
4,135 


61,392 
4,074 
5,247 


93,383 
4,875 
9,089 


136,881 

7,969 

18,364 


177, 840' 

9,769) 
25,137 
6,310 

25,065 
3,375 

26,060 
8,025 

13,395 
8,375 
5,847 
6,397 
6,778 
5,164 
4,831 


250,523 


341,919 


Koxbury .... 






8,683 

28,323 

4,967 

39,634 

14,685 

18,547 

12,825 

7,367 

9,065 

7,442 

6,650 

5,717 

4,136 

7,342 

4,326 

3,414 

3,261 

2,220 

2,683 

1.513 

1,197 

532 

1872. 


Annexed to 


Charlestown . . 
Brighton .... 
Cambridge . . . 


4,959 

608 

2,323 


6,591 

702 

3,295 


8,783 

972 

6,072 


11,484 
1,425 
8,409 


17,216 
2,356 

15,215 
3,540 
6,701 
5,258 
3,520 
4,464 
5,017 
2,516 
3,749 


Boston 1874. 
Annexed to 
Boston 1874. 
Annexed to 
Boston 1874. 

47,838 

21,868 

20,695 

16,105 

10,843 

9,945 

9,155 

6,675 

6,627 

6,316 

*5,756 

5,099 

3 990 


Chelsea 

Newton 

Maiden 

Waltham .... 

Quincy 

Brookline .... 

Medford 

Hyde Park . . . 


594 
1,709 
1,384 
1,014 
1,281 

784 
1,443 


642 
1,850 
1,731 
1,677 
1,623 

900 
1,474 


771 
2,376 
2,010 
1,857 
2,201 
1,043 
1,755 


2,390 
3,351 
2,514 
2,504 
3,486 
1,365 
2,478 


Dedham 

Watertown . . . 


2,172 
1,531 


2,493 
1,518 


3,117 
1,641 


3,290 
1,810 


4,447 
2,837 
1,260 
2,202 
part of 
2,241 


6,330 
3,270 
2,527 
2,681 

Maiden. 

2,669 

1,198 

921 

544 

Dedham 


Arlington .... 


971 


1,064 


1,230 


1,363 

formerly 

1,822 


3,906 
3 651 


Milton 


1,264 


1,502 


1,576 


2,738 

1,937 

1,603 

663 












935 




















Setoff 


from 


1,749 












62,423 


78,179 


106,117 


155,038 


246,688 


352,508 


445,055 


529,078 



TEUST FUNDS. 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR'S FUNDS. 

Trust Funds in the bands of the Overseer of the Poor, F. W. 
LrNCOLN, Chairman; George Higginson, Treasurer. April 30, 
1876. 

Pemberton Fund. — This Fund comprises bequests made to the 
City of Boston, from 1760 to the present time, from "A. B.," 
Daniel Oliver, Margaret Blackader, Alice Quick, Annie Wheel- 
wright, Mary Ireland, Benjamin Pemberton, Martha Stevens, Mrs. 
H. Driscoll, William Breed, Samuel Eliot, John Coffin Jones, 
Mary Belknap, "A Citizen of Boston," Anonymous, and Dr. 
Harriot K. Hunt. The most important, however, of the bequests 
was from Benjamin Pemberton. whose will was proved June 
25, 1782; and for that reason his name has been given to the 
fund. The income of this fund is to be expended, at the dis- 
cretion of the Overseers, in semi-annual payments to the poor 
of this city. The amount of this fund, April 30, 1876, was 
$97,362.12. 

BoYLSTON Funds. — These funds were from a bequest by John 
BoTLSTON, who died in London. His will was proved June 12, 
,795. One portion of the bequest is ordered to be paid to " Poor 
nd decayed hotiseholders of the Town of Boston," " not under 
fifty years of age," " persons of good character, and reduced by 
the acts of Providence, not by indolence, extravagance or other 
vice." The other portion to be applied to " nurture and instruc- 
tion of Poor Orphans and Deserted Children of the Town of Bos- 
ton until fourteen years of age." 

The Boylston Relief Fund amounted, April 30, 1876, to 
$18,429.16. 

The Boylston Educational Fund amounted, April 30, 1876, 
to $98,403.81. 

Mason Fund — Was a bequest of Jonathan Mason, by will 
dated July 15, 1798. Interest to be paid annually to the Chaplain 
of the Almshouse or Workhouse. Interest to be added until one 
is appointed. The interest is now paid annually towards the sal- 
ary of the Chaplain of the House of Industry. Amount of Mason 
Fund, April 30, 1876, $8,300. 

Dexter Fund — Was a bequest of Samuel Dexter, by will 
dated May 7, 1811, for supplying firewood or coal to such objects 
of charity as are not supported in the Almshouse, though some- 
times relieved b}^ the Overseers of the Poor. Amount of Dexter 
Fund, April 30, 1876, $2,392.59. 

316 



TEUST FUNDS. 317 

Jeffries Fund — Was a bequest of David Jeffries, former 
Town Treasurer. Will dated January, 1786. Income to be ap- 
plied to the purchase of tea and coft'ee, chocolate and sugar, for 
the refreshment of those persons who, in the providence of God, 
are or shall be obliged to seek refuge in the Almshouse, after hav- 
ing lived reputably, but always giving preference to the pious poor. 
Amount of Jeffries fund, April '60, 1876, 12,154.92. 

Lucy Bullman CnARiTr — Consists of an estate on Cambridge 
and Jo}'^ streets in this city, which came into the possession of 
the City of Boston in 1872, in accordance with the will of Lucy 
Bullman, provided at Probate Court, Suffolk Co., Jan. 9, 1832 ; in 
which it is proved that, upon the death of certain persons therein 
named, said estate is given to the city of Boston upon condition 
that the estate never be sold, but the income used for the benefit 
of the poor. 

The facts concerning the will of Lucy Bullman are as fol- 
lows : — 

Li December, 1828, Lucy Bullman died, leaving a will in which 
she bequeathed her estate on Cambridge street, near Belknap 
(now Joy) street, to three nieces, Sarah and Nancy Haley and 
Mary B. De Wolfe. In case they died without heirs, the estate 
was to go to John W. Haley, a grand-nephew of the testatrix ; and 
in case of his death without issue, the property was to go to the 
City of Boston, for the benefit of the poor. John W. Haley, the 
grand-nephew, died about two years after the testatrix, and 
the last of the nieces died in 1869. The brothers and sisters of 
John W. Haley then claimed the property, as the terms of the will 
were that if the nieces died without heirs the property was to go 
elsewhere ; but as thej^ were the heirs of the nieces they claimed 
that the property rightfully belonged to them. The city held that 
the word "heirs" did not mean in that case heirs in its larger 
sense, but simply "• issue," as spoken of in relation to the grand- 
nephew. The case went to the court, resting upon the construc- 
tion to be put upon the word " heirs," which the Supreme Court 
finally decided to mean " issue." The property therefore went to 
the city. The estate is valued at about $17,000. 

By a vote of the City Council, approved by the Mayor Jan. 4, 
1878, this estate was placed in charge of the Overseers of the 
Poor. 

The David Sears Charity is a fund contributed by the late 
David Sears, for the relief of the Poor. 

The amounts formerly held in the Fifty Associates Charity and 
the Searstan Charter House have been transferred to this fund. 

This fund has been largely increased by an amount received 
from the Donation Fund, established by Mr. Sears, of which the 
Fifty Associates were actuaries, and the total amount of " The 
David Sears Charity," April 30, 1876, was $255,416.29. 

Pierce Fuel Fund. — Legacy left to the city of Charlestown, 
b}' the late Caleb Pierce, who died September 7, 1860, and which 
was accepted by the Charlestown City Council, May, 1861. Income 
to be expended in purchasing fuel for indigent widows, whose bus- 



318 



TRUST FUNDS. 



bands had resided in Charlestown at least one year before their 
decease, said widows still coiitinaing to reside in Chai'lestown. 
Amount of fund April 30, 1876, $1,500, invested in City of 
Charlestown stoclc, and $io interest on hand. 

HoLTON Protestant Poor Fund. — Legacy left to the town of 
Brighton by the late James Holton, in 1868, will probated June 9, 
1863. Income to be expended in purchasing and distributing pro- 
visions among poor and indigent Protestant families in said town 
of Brighton, on Thanlvsgiving and other holidays, or just previous 
to such holidays. Unmarried Protestant females to receive a 
liberal share. Amount of fund April 30, 1875, $1,425, invested 
in Town of Brighton bonds. Accrued interest, $88.34. Total, 
$1,513.34. 

HoLTON Protestant Pauper Fund. — Legacy left to the Town 
of Brighton by the late James Holton, for the purpose of furnish- 
ing good and plentiful meals to the Protestant paupers of Brighton, 
on Thanksgiving Day or other holidays. Amount of fund April 
30, 1875 — one certificate of indebtedness of Town of Brighton, 
$1,615.60. Accrued interest, $179.83. Total, $1,795.43. 



recapitulation. 
Pemberton Fund . 
Boylston Education Fund 
Boylston Relief Fund . 
Mason Fund 
Dexter Fund 
Jeflries Fund 
Lucy Bullman Charity, income unexpended 
David Sears Charity 
Pierce Fuel Fund . 
Holton Protestant Pauper Fund 
" " Poor " 



$97,362.12 
98,403.81 
18,429.16 
8,300.00 
2,392.59 
2,154.92 
6,401.79 

255,416.29 
1,545.00 
1,795.43 
1,513.34 

$493,714.45 



CHARLESTOWN POOR'S FUND. 

Various bequests made by Richard Russell, May, 1674 ; Richard 
Sprague, will dated October 5, 1703 ; Thomas Call, will dated 
Jan., 1772; Richard Devens, 1825; David Goodwin, March, 
1826 ; Thomas Miller, April 2, 1833 ; Catharine Bradish, Septem- 
ber, 1836; Daniel White, 1864; James K. Frothingham, 1864^ 
Jacob Foss, 1865 ; Simeon A. R. DeWolfe, 1865 ; Reuben Hunt, 
1866, for the benefit of the poor of Charlestown. By an act of the 
Legislature, passed in 1825, the board of trust was composed of 
tbe selectmen of Charlestown, and the two senior deacons from 
each church, for the time being, and their successors in said 
office. By act of annexation the members of the two branches of 
the City Council, for the time being, residing in the Charlestown 
District, together with the senior deacons of the religious societies 
of Charlestown, now constitute the board of trustees. 



TEUST FUNDS. 319 



Invested as follows 



City of Boston Bond $18,000 00 

City of Erie, Pa., Municipal Bonds . . . 2,000 00 

Town of Hyde Park, Vt., two bonds, $100 each . 200 00 

28 shares Bunker Hill National Bank . . . 2,800 00 



$23,000 00 



POLICE CHARITABLE FUND. 

The City Council passed an ordinance June 17, 1870, to take 
effect on its passage, providing that "all moneys received by 
police officers for fees as witnesses, and paid by them into the City 
Treasury, shall be kept as a separate fund, for a period of five 
years,* and be invested and managed by the Mayor, Treasurer and 
Auditor of the city for the time being, who shall be trustees 
thereof. The income of the said fund shall be applied to the re- 
lief of persons who have received an honorable discharge from the 
police force by reason of sickness, age, or other inability, and who 
are, in consequence thereof, in necessitous circumstances ; and 
also to the relief of the widows and orphans, in necessitous cir- 
cumstances, of police officers who have died while in the service. 
of the city. Said trustees ma}'^ make such rules and regulations 
for the appropriation and disbursement of the interest of said fund 
as they may deem expedient ; subject, however, to such orders or 
ordinances as the City Council may from time to time adopt." 

The trustees consist of the Mayor, Samuel C. Cobb, the City 
Treasurer, Charles H. Dennie, and the Auditor of Accounts, Alfred 
T. Turner ; Samuel C. Cobb, Chairman, and Alfred T. Turner, 
Treasurer and Secretary. 

Certificates of the City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $56,750 00 



Income — Unexpended April 30, 1876 : — 

Certificate of the City of Boston Six per cent. 

Stock $5,000 00 

Deposit with New England Trust Company . . 2,000 00 

" in Globe National Bank .... 2,539 29 



$9,539 29 

All applications for relief in accordance with the terms and con- 
ditions as set forth in the ordinance, as given above, to be made 
in writing, addressed to Alfred T. Turner, Treasurer and Secre- 
tary, Auditor's office. City Hall. 

• ^ 

*(Extended for a further period of five years from June 17, 1875, by ordinance passed 
May -^a, 1S75. 



320 TRUST FUNDS. 



POOR WIDOWS' FUND. 

This is a donation made by Mrs. Joanna Brooker and others to 
the Selectmen of Boston, for the time being. 

The income from this fund is paid over in equal proportions to 
the Aldermen of the city, and the}^ distribute the same, at their 
discretion, for the relief of Poor Widows and Sick People. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, 

due 1878-79, $1,500 00 

One certificate of Citj'- of Boston Six per cent. Stock, 

due 1904-05, 1,700 00 



;,200 00 



WOODWORTH CEMETERY FUND. 



Flavilla E. Woodworth bequeathed by her will as follows : — 
"I give, devise and bequeath to the inhabitants of the Town of 
Brighton, in their corporate capacit}', and as a corporate body, 
duly established by law, in the County of Middlesex, and Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, the sum of one hundred dollars, to 
be invested by said town, and the income thereof to be applied by 
the Cemetery Committee of said town, or the persons having 
charge of the Evergreen Cemetery, in said Brighton, for the time 
being, in keeping the lot now owned by me, in said Cemetery, in a 
neat and orderlj' condition, and particularly in taking care of the 
flower-beds on the front of the said lot in a suitable manner." 

One certificate of indebtedness of the Town of Brighton, $100 00 

STOUGHTON POOR FUND. 

Bequest of Gov. William Stodghton, who died July 7, 1701. 
By his will he gave £50 to the relief of the Poor of Dorchester, to 
be improved by the care of the Selectmen, and the income to be 
distributed to the most needy inhabitants. 

Cash in City Treasury, S885 02 

The income of this fund is paid to the Overseers of the Poor, to 
be expended as provided in the will of Gov. Stoughton. 

FRANKLIN FUND. 

This is a fund for the encouragement of young mechanics. Dr. 
Benjamin Franklin, in his will, gave the inhabitants of Boston, 
in 1791, one thousand pounds sterling, which he directed to be 
loaned in sums of not more than £60 or less than £15, to one 
applicant, at 5 per cent, interest ; to be repaid in annual instal- 
ments of 10 per cent. each. These loans are restricted to ''Young 
Married Artificers, under the age of twenty -five, who have faith- 
fully served an apprenticeship in Boston, so as to obtain a certifi- 



TRUST FUNDS. 321 

cate of good moral character from at least two respectable citizens, 
who are willing to become their sureties in a bond for the repay- 
ment of the mone}'." 

Dr. Franklin calculated (not anticipating any losses) that the 
one thonsand ponnds would increase, in the course of one liundred 
years, to one hundi'ed and thirty-one thousand pounds ($582,000) ; 
and of this amount he would have the managers lay out £100,000 
in public works ; and the remaining £31,000 he would have con- 
tinue on interest for another term of one hnndred years, at the 
end of which time he calculated that the fund would be $4,610,000 ; 
of which $1,610,000 was to be at the disposition of the inhabitants 
of the Town of Boston, and the balance to the Government of the 
State, 

The Trustees under the Will are the Selectmen (now Board of 
Aldermen), united with the ministers of the oldest Episcopalian, 
Congregational and Presbyterian Churches in the Town of Boston. 
The first loan was made in May, 1791. 

The Treasurer of the Fund, Samuel F. McCleary, in his annual 
report to the trustees, makes the statement of its condition, Jan. 
1, 1876, viz. : — 

Amount of Fund, Jan. 1, 1875, $193,984 59 

Interest accrued during the year, 12,516 74 



Amount of Fund, Jan. 1, 1876, $206,501 33. 



This amount consists of : — 

Deposit in Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance 

Company, $204,660 43 

Deposit in Provident Institution for Savings, 416 52 

" " Suffolk Savings Bank, 373 61 

Five bonds, balance, 1,050 00 

Cash, 77 



1206,501 33 



Treasurer of the fund, Samuel F. McCleaet, City Clerk, Office. 
City Hall. 

FRANKLIN SCHOOL MEDAL FUND. 

This is a legacy by Benjamin Franklin, in 1790, the interest on 
which, since 1792, has been invested in silver medals, which are 
now distributed at the annual examination, among the most 
deserving boys in the English High and Latin Schools. 

One certificate of City of Boston Five per cent. Stock, $1,000 00 

LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL FUND. 

This is a donation made by the late Abbott Lawrence, of 
Boston, in the yesiv 1844, the interest of which is payable annually 
to the Sub-Committee of the English High School, tor the time 
21 



322 TRUST FUNDS. 

being; and is by them dislributecl in prizes for the best perform- 
ances in various branches of literature and science in that institu- 
tion ; and in such other rewards to the scholars in that school as 
the committee shall recommend. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $2,000 00 

LAWRENCE LATIN SCHOOL FUND. 

Tliis is a donation made by the late Abbott Lawrence, in 
the year ]845, the interest on which is pa^^able annually to the 
" Chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Public Latin School, 
for the time being," and is distributed in prizes for the general en- 
couragement of the scholars in such a way as the Sub-Committee 
of thai school shall consider advisable. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $2,000 00. 

LATIN SCHOOL PRIZE FUND. 

This is a donation from a number of gentlemen of Boston, in 
the year 1819, the interest of which is invested in prizes, M'liich 
are annually distributed among the most deserving scholars in the 
Public Latin School. 
One certificate of Cit}^ of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $1,050 00 

WEBB FRANKLIN SCHOOL FUND. 

This is a legacy, made in the year 1828 by Rufus Webb, 
who was for a great many years a Writing Master in one of our 
public schools. 

The income from this fund is applied to the purchase of books, 
etc., for the use of the indigent scholars in the Writing Depart- 
ment of the Franklin School. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $1,000 00 

NORCROSS SCHOOL LIBRARY FUND. 

Donation of Otis Norcross. The income from this fund is to 
be paid to the master of the "Norcross School," to be expended 
in books for a library for the first class of said school. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $500 00 

COBIINS SCHOOL LIBRARY FUND. 

Donation of Linus B. Comins, the interest of which is to be 
expended upon the Library of the " Comins Grammar School 
for Girls," and to be held in trust by the Chairman of the School 
Committee, the Ma3'or of the Cit}', and the President of the Com- 
mon Council, who are constituted, ex officiis, Trustees of the 
Fund. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $500 00 



TRUST FUNDS. 323 



SMITH FUND. 



This is a legacy by Abtel Smith, of Boston, who died in 1817, 
to llie Selectmkn of the Town of Boston, for the time being. 

The income fiora this fund is appropriated towards the expense 
of " the Free Instruction of Colored Chu^dren, in Reading, Writ- 
ing, and Ariibmetic." , 

One certificate of the City .of Boston Five per cent. Stock, payable 

in the year 1880, for $4,u6o 00 

Eleven shares Suffolk National Bank, Boston, par 

value, 1,100 00 

Fifteen shares in the Boston & Providence Rail- 
road Corporation, par value, 1,500 00 

Four shares Continental National Bank, par value, 400 00 

Two United States 5-20 Bonds, 200 00 



$7,200 00 
STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 

This is a bequest of Gov. William Stoughton, who died at 
Dorchester, July 7, 1701, and the following extract from his will 
furnishes the purposes for wdiich it was made : '' Unto the Schools 
of Dorchester I give the sum of one hundred and filty pounds, to 
be secured and settled under improvement for a j'earl}- income 
towards the advancement of the salary of the schoolmaster, 
wherein my will is, that if within the space of ten years next fol- 
lowing the (late of this my last will, the town of Dorchester shall 
not have provided and settled such a salary of their own proper 
gift as shall make up the present salary, already settled to be and 
continued to the full value of £40 a j'ear ; in that case, I say, my 
will is, that, until the}' shall have provided and settled a salary of 
that value of £40 a j'ear, the whole improvement of this, ray gift, 
shall yearly be paid to the steward ot Harvard College, in Cam- 
bridge ; and, at the discretion of the President and Fellovvs thereof, 
be given toward the encouragement of some well-deserving student 
there, coming from or belonging to the town of Milton, if any such 
there be, otherwise to some other that may deserve it." 

The terms of this bequest were complied with by the authorities 
of the town of Dorchester. This fund was received from the 
Treasurer of the town of Dorchester, b}' the terms of the Act of 
Annexation of said town to Boston, and stands as follows : — 

16 shares State National Bank, 81,600 00 

9 " Tremont National Bank, 900 00 

6 " Blue Hill National Bank, 600 00 

6 " Boston & Albany Railroad, 600 00 

Deposit Suffolk Savings Bank, 440 00 

$4,140 00 



324 TRUST FUNDS. 

The income of the fund is paid into the City Treasury and 
credited annually to the appropriation for salaries of school 
instructors. 

GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 

This is a bequest of Christopher Gibson for school pnr poses. 
He applied for frecmanship in the town of Dorchester, October, 
1630, and was an inhabitant of that town as late as 1646, but re- 
moved to Boston previous to 1650, in which year he assisted in 
forming the Old North Society. He provided by will, about 1674, 
"that if anything of his estate should remain undisposed of after 
the payment of his legacies therein bequeathed and of his just 
debts, such remainder of his estate should be left to the discretion 
of his executors to purchase some estate for the promoting of 
learning in the town of Dorchester." There remained in the 
hands of tne executors, after complying with the terms of the will, 
£104, with which sum the surviving executor, Daniel Preston, 
purchased twenty-six acres of land at Smelt Brook, and deeded 
the same, on the sixth day of February, 1693, "to Enoch Wis- 
well, Samuel Bobinson, John Tolman, James Bird, and Increase 
Sumner, as Trustees aforesaid for the time being, and to their suc- 
cessors and assigns forever, in the same place, trust and office, to 
and for the onl}' sole use and purpose, benefit and behoof of the 
schools of learning in the town of Dorchester, and to and for no 
other use, intent or puipose whatsoever, absolutely without any 
manner or condition, redemption or revocation in any wise." 
Sales of this land have been made from time to time, and the part 
still held consists of 586,427 square feet. 

United States registered Bond, $5,000 00 

City of Boston Six per cent. Bonds, 7,000 00 

Sarah Hills, mortgage note, 1,000 00 

D. A. Craig, do., 600 00 

Daniel Bradley, do., 400 00 

Darius Eddy, do., 1,010 00 

C. A. Shopard, do., 606 00 

Deposit in Franklin Savings Bank, 1,959 79 



$17,575 79 



Cash on hand, Income, $931 03 



The income of this fund is appropriated for the supply of Library 
Books and such apparatus for the schools which are now or shall 
be embraced in the territory annexed as " Dorchester," Avliich are 
not supplied by the city, upon order of the School Committee, and 
apportioned to each school as said School Committee shall decide. 



TRUST FUNDS. 325 



DEVENS INFANT SCHOOL FUND. 

Extract from the will of David Dkvens, who died August 
30, 1855: "To the iuhabiLauts of said town of Charlestown, I 
give and bequeath the sum of one thousand dollars, to be invested 
in such manner as the}' shall direct or vote, and the income thereof 
to be applied in the discretion of said inhabitants, or by such 
officers of said town as they shall authorize, for the benefit of the 
Infant Schools in that town, and of the children who shall attend 
them." Bequest accepted by the city, November 10, 1856. 

One Mystic Water Bond, due April 1, 1885, payable to 
the Mayor of the city and his successors, as trustee 
of said' legacy, $1,000 00 

CHARLESTOWN SCHOOL TRUST FUNDS. 

The Legislature of Massachusetts, on the 27th of Mai'ch, 1793, 
passed an Act to incorporate Richard Devens, Nath'l G-orham, 
Josiah Bartlett, Aaron Putnam, Joseph Hurd, Nath'l Hawkins, 
Seth W3-man, and their successors. Trustees of the Charles- 
town Fiee School. On the 18Lh of April of the same year, it was 
"Voted, that the Town Treasurer deliver to Aaron Putnam, Esq., 
Treasurer for the Trustees of the Chai'lestown Free Schools, all 
the money, bonds, notes of hand, etc. (being the property of said 
free schools), that now are, or may come into hii, the Town Treas- 
urer's, hands." 

"By the preamble of the act creating the corporation, the object 
appears to have been a more convenient administration of certain 
real and personal property that had been bequeathed to the town 
for the use of the public schools, and prevent it from being indis- 
criminately mixed with other property or fnnds of the town, and 
so lost to the specific use for which it was given." 

The charter of the City of Charlestown, after prescribing the 
manner of electing the School Committee, provides that the per- 
sons thus chosen shall have " all the powers and privileges, and be 
subject to all the liabilities set forth" in the Act to incorporate 
certain persons by the name of the Trustees of Charlestown Free 
Schools ; and the act of annexation to Boston provides for the 
continuance of this corporation, in the members of the School 
Committee of the City of Boston from the Charlestown District. 

The following is a statement of the funds, May 1st, 1876, from 
the Treasurer, Nahum Chapin : — 

City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, $5,000 00 

Deposit in Charlestown Five Cents Savings Institution, 790 79 

" " Warren Institution for Savings, 855 59 

Cash unexpended on hand, 45 05 

$6,691 43 



326 TRUST FUNDS. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY FUNDS. 

BiGKLOw Fund. — This is a donation made by the late John 
P. BiGELOw, in August, 1850, when Mayor of the city. 

The income from this fund is to be appropriated to the purchase 
of books for the increase of the library. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six percent. Stock, for $1,000 00 

Payable to the Chairman of the Committee on the Public Library 
for the time being. 

Bates Fund. — This is a donation made by the late Joshua 
Bates, of London, in March, 1853. 
One certiflcate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $50,000 00 

" Tlie income only on this fund is to be, each and every year, 
expended in the purchase of such books of permanent vtilue and 
authorit}' as ma}' be found most needfid and most useful." Pay- 
able to the Mayor of the cit}*^ for the time being. 

Phillips Fund. — This is a donation made by the late Jona- 
than Phillips, of Boston, in April, 1853. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $10,000 00 
The interest on this fund is to be used exclusively for tlie pur- 
chase of books for the said library. ' 

Also a bequest by the same gentleman, in his will, dated 28th 
September, 1849. 

One certificate of Cit}' of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $20,000 00 

The interest on which is to be annually devoted to the main- 
tenance of a free Public Library. 

Both of these items are payable to the Mayor of the city for the 
time being. 

Mr. Phillips died on the 29th July, 18G0, at the nge of 82, and 
the latter sum was realized by the city in April, 1861. 

Lawrence Fund. — This is a bequest of the late Abbott Law- 
rence, of Boston. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $10,000 00 

The interest on this fund is to be exclusively appropriated for 
the purchase of books for the said library, having a permanent 
value. 

Pierce Fund. — This is a donation made by Henry L. Pierce, 
late Mayor of the city, Nov. 29, 1873, and accepted by the City 
Council, Dec. 27, 1873. Mr. Pierce, in his letter to the Trustees 
of the Library, says : — 

" Desiring to indicate my interest in the continued progress of 
our library, I ask leave to contribute to its funds the sum of five 
thousand dollars. It is mj' wish that this sum shall be used by 
the trustees for the purchase of books. of a permanent value for 
the Bates Hall collection, but it is immaterial to me whether it 
1)6 funded, and the interest of the same be annually expended, or 
whether it be applied either now, or at some future time, to the 



TRUST FUNDS. 327 

acquisition of some special collection, either of works relating to 
the history of this continent, or of science, or of art. In tliis way 
I hope to leave both principal and interest entirely at the disposal 
of the trustees, to be employed in such manner as may in their 
judgment most advance the value of our great librar3\" 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $5,000 00 

TowNSEND Fund. — This is a donation from William Minot, and 
William Minot, Jr., Esqrs., executors of the will of Mary P. 
TowNSEXD, of Boston, at whose disposal she left a certain portion 
of her estate in trust, for such charitable and public institutions as 
they might think meritorious. Said executors accordingly selected 
the Public Library of the City of Boston, as one of such institu- 
tions, and attached the following conditions to the legacy: "The 
income only shall in each and every year be expended in the pur- 
chase of books for the use of the library ; each of which books 
shall have been published in some one edition at least five years at 
the time it may be so purchased." 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $4,000 00 

TicKNOR Bequest. — By the will of the late George Ticknor, 
of Boston, he gives to the City of Boston, on the death of 
his wife, all his books and manuscripts in the Spanish and Portu- 
guese languages, about four thousand volumes, and also the sum 
of four thousand dollars. After the receipt of said sum, the city is 
required to expend not less than one thousand dollars in eveiy five 
years, during the twenty-five years next succeeding (i. e., the in- 
come of the four thousand dollars, at the rate of five per cent, per 
annum), in the purchase of books in the Spanish and Portuguese 
languages and literature. At the end of twenty-five years, the 
income of the said sum is to be expended annually in the purchase 
of books of permanent value, either in the Spanish and Portuguese 
languages, or in such other languages as may be deemed expedient 
by tliose having charge of the library. The books bequeathed or 
purchased are always to be freely accessible for reference or study, 
but are not to be loaned for use outside of the library building. 
If these bequests are not accepted by the city, and the trusts and 
conditions faitlifuUy executed, the books, manuscripts, and money 
are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard College. 

In order that the city might receive the immediate benefit 
of this contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, 
relinquished her right to retain, during her life, the books and 
manuscripts, and placed thera under the control of the city, the 
City Council having previously accepted the bequests in accordance 
with the terms and conditions of said will, and the Trustees of the 
Public Library received said bequests in behalf of the city, and 
naade suitable arrangement for the care and custody of the books 
and manuscripts. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $4,000 00 



328 TEUST FUNDS. 

t 

Franklin Club Fund. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, for $1,000 00 

This is a donation made in June, 1863, by a literarj'^ association 
of young men in Boston, who. at the dissolution of the association, 
authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French, and J. 
Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such manner as 
to them should seem judicious. The}^ elected to bestow it on the 
Public Librar}^, attaching to it the following conditions : " In trust, 
that the income, but the income only, shall, year by year, be ex- 
pended in the purchase of books of permanent value for the use of 
the free Public Librar}^ of the city, and, as far as practicable, of 
such a character as to be of special interest to young men." The 
trustees expressed a preference for books relative to Government 
and. Political Econom}'. 

Treadwell Bequest. — • By the will of the late Daniel Tread- 
well, of Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard Col- 
lege, who died February 27, 1872, he left the residue of his 
estate, after payment of debts, legacies, etc., in trust to his execu- 
tors, to hold during the life of his wife for her benefit, and after 
her decease to divide the residue then remaining in the hands of 
the ti'ustees as therein provided, and convey one-fifih part thereof 
to the Tiustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. 

The City Council have accepted said bequest, and authorized the 
Trustees of the Public Library to receive the same and invest it in 
the City of Boston Bonds, the income of which is to be expended 
by said trustees in such manner as they may deem for the best 
interests of the Library. ' 

Besides the preceding, the following donations have been made 
to the Public Library, and the amounts have been appropriated 
to the purchase of books, according to the intention of the donors, 
viz. : — 

Late Samuel Appleton, $1,000 00 

Sally Inman Kast Shepard, 1,000 00 

James Brown, late of Cambridge, 500 00 

J. IngersoU Bowditch, 300 00 

Nathaniel I. Bowditch, 200 00 

James Nightingale, 100 00 



5,100 00 



RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. 

Bigelow donation, $1,000 00 

Bates donation, 50,000 00 

Phillips donation, 10,000 00 

Phillips bequest, 20,000 00 

Lawrence bequest, 10,000 00 

Pierce donation, 5,000 00 

Townsend's bequest, . 4,000 00 



Carried foncard, $100,000 00 



TEUST FUNDS. 329 

Brought forward, 8100,000 00 

Ticknor bequest, 4,000 00 

Franklin Club, 1,000 00 



Invested funds, $105,000 00 

Doniitions expended, 3,100 00 



$108,100 00 

PHILLIPS STREET FUND. 

This is a bequest from Jonathan Phillips, who died in July, 
1860. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, payable to 

the Mayor of the City for the time being, for S20'.000 00 

Income unexpended, three certificates City of Boston Six per 
cent. Stock, payable to the Mayor for the time being, 

One for • , $1G,000 00 

One for - 2,000 00 

One for 2,000 00 

Cash in City Treasury, 110 00 



^20,110 00 



By an order of the Board of Aldermen, approved \)y the Mayor 
October 26, 1875, a bronze statue of Josiah Quincy, with pedestal, 
is to be erected, at a cost of $18,000, to be defrayed from the in- 
come of this fund ; and on this account bills to the amount of fifty 
dollars have already been paid, leaving cash in the Treasury 
amounting to one hundred and ten dollars. 

The interest on this fund " may be expended annually by the 
Board of Aldermen, subject to the approval of the Ma-yor, to adorn 
and embellish the streets and public places of the city." 

CITY HOSPITAL FUNDS. 

GooDNOW Fund. — Elisha Goodnovs^, of South Boston (Ward 
XII.), who died in the year 1851, and whose will is datgd 12th 
July, 1849, bequeathed to the city " all the rest and residue of his 
estate, real and personal, not otherwise disposed of," for the pur- 
pose of establishing, in the Eleventh or Twelfth Wards of the city, 
a Hospital for the sick. One-half of said funds to be applied for 
the establishment and maintenance of free beds, which should 
always be at the disposal and under the control of the Officers of 
the Government of said Hospital for the time being. Under this 
will, the city came into possession of certain real estate situated 
on Cross street, which has been disposed of, and has produced the 
sum of $16,500, which has been invested in City of Boston Six 
per cent. Stock. Also a lot of land on Third street. South Boston, 
containing 6,683-| feet, which was disposed of in 1867 for 
$4,433,25, of which $4,000 has been invested in City of Boston 
Six per cent. Stock, and the balance ($633.25) remained in the 



330 TRUST FUNDS. 

City Treasury at interest, until it amounted to $1,000, and was 
invested in a City of Boston Six per cent. Currency Note. 

Nichols Fund. — Lawrence Nichols, who died in September, 
18G2, made the following bequest to tiie city : " I give to the City 
of Boston, tovvards the establishment and endowment of a City 
Hospital, in case such Hospital shall have been established at the 
time of my decease, the sum of one thousand dollars." And in 
case such Hospital should not have been established by the city at 
the time of his decease, he directed the same amount to be depos- 
ited with the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, and . 
suffered to accumulate, by the addition of interest, until such a 
Hospital should be established. 

The executor of the will, William Perkins, has paid into the 
treasury nine hundred and thirty-seven dollars and twenty-five 
cents ($937.25), being the amount devised, less the Internal Reve- 
nue Tax on the same, and $530.50, as one of the " residuary legatees 
in the United States," from the surplus remaining undisposed of. 
The $937.25, with the acumulated interest thereon, has been in- 
vested in a certificate of City Stock for $1,000. The balance 
($530.50) remains in the hands of the City Treasurer. 

NoRCROSs Fund. — Donation of Otis Norcross, late Mayor of 
the city, the interest of which is to furnish clothing to indigent pa- 
tients when leaving the Hospital. 

One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $2,000 00 

Ball Fund. — Bequest of the late Jonas Ball, the interest of 
which is to furnish clothing to indigent patients when leaving the 
Hospital. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $1,000 00 

GooDNOw Library Fund. — Donation of George Goodnow, the 
interest of which to be expended annually by the Board of Trus- 
tees, in replenishing the library of the Hospital with books and 
pamphlets suitable for the reading of the patients during convales- 
cence. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $1,000 00 

Shaw Fund. — Bequest of the late Mary Louisa Shaw, the 
income of which to be expended by the trustees for the purchase 
of flowers and fruit for the use and comfort of the patients in the 
Hospital. 
One certificate of City of Boston Six per cent. Stock, $2,000 00 

recapitulation city hospital trust funds. 

Goodnow Ftind. — Three certificates City of Boston 
Six per cent. Stock, payable to the Mayor for the 
time being, $21,500 00 

Norcross Fund. — One certificate City of Boston Six 
per cent. Stock, payable to the Mayor for the time 
being, 2,000 00 



Carried forward, $23,500 00 



TRUST FUNDS. 331 

BrovgUt forivard, 
Nichols Fxincl. — One certificate City of Boston Six 

per cent. Stock, payable to the Mayor for the time 

being, 
Cash in City Treasury, 
Ball Fund. — One certificate City of Boston Six 

per cent. Stock, payable to the Mayor for the 

time being. 
Ooodnoio Library Fund. — One certificate City of 

Boston Six per cent. Stock, 
Shaw Fund — One certificate City of Boston Six 

per cent. Stock, payable to the Maj^or for the 

time being, 2,000 00 



!3,500 


00 


1,000 
530 


00 
50 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 



$29,030 50 



The Ordinance in relation to the City Hospital, Ordinances of 
18G9, Sect. 9, page 3G2, provides that said scrip shall be deposited 
with the Auditor of Accounts, who shall I'eceive the interest as the 
same shall become due thereon, and add it to the mone3's which 
shall have been appropriated for the use of the Hospital. 

rOSS SEVENTEENTH OF JUNE, AND FLAG FUNDS. 

The City Council of the City of Charlestown, in August, 1866, 
acce()ted the bequests made in the will of the late Jacob Foss, who 
died in Charlestown, June 2, 1866. 

The said bequests to the city are contained in the twenty-second 
and twenty-third clauses of the will of the late Jacob Foss, which 
are as follows, viz. : — 

" Twerity-second. — Having adopted the City of Charlestown for 
my residence, and shared its vicissitudes for more than forty 
3'ears past, and feeling a lively interest in its future prosperity, as 
also sympathizing fully with its patriotic citizens in the utility of 
celebrating the anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill, that it 
may remind all classes of citizens, particularly the young, to 
guard with jealousy their homes and domestic institutions, to see 
that no internal discord or foreign influence comes in to destroy 
the harmony and securit}' we now feel on the soil of Bunker Hill, 
made sacred by the blood of our ancestors, I give and bequeath to 
the said City of Charlestown the sum of Two Thousand Dollars, 
on condition that the same be accepted by the said citj', and in- 
vested so as to produce an income of not less than six per centum 
per annum, which shall be expended yearly for the celebration of 
the seventeenth day of June, for either or all of the following pui"- 
poses, viz. : Hinging the bells^ Jiving salutes, music, or decorating the 
streets." 

" Twenty-third. — It is my desire that the 'United States Flag' 
shall forever float upon and around the battle field of the Revolu- 
tion ; that the Stars and Stripes may be hailed in the future, as in 
the present and past, with that enthusiasm and glory reminding 



332 TRUST FUNDS. 

the loyal and patriotic of their duty to their country, and its in- 
stitutions, to their liomes and families, to God and Libert}', in case 
of rebellion or foreign invasion, to stimulate and encourage them 
for its protection. 

" For this purpose I give and bequeath to the City of Charlestown 
the sum of Two Thousand Dollars, on condition that the same be 
accepted and invested by the city, so as to yield an income of not 
less than six per centum per annum, which income shall be laid out 
annually in 'United States Flags' for the use of said city within 
its present limits ; and it is my earnest wish that the flags so pur- 
chased may be used on all proper occasions, so that not more than 
two years' purchases shall be on hand at any time." 

Deposits in the Warren Institutions for Savings, 

Charlestown,, $4,000 00 

BABCOCK MUSIC FUND. 

By the will of the late Archibald Babcock, who died Aug. 10, 
1862, the sura of $3,000 was bequeathed to the City of Charles- 
town, and accepted by the Citj^ Council of that city, November, 
1862, upon the conditions and for the purposes expressed by him 
in his last will and testament, as follows : — 

" Ninth. — I hereb}' give and bequeath to the City of Charlestown, 
in the County and Commonwealth aforesaid, the sum of Three . 
Thousand Dollars, to be held in trust forever by said city, or by 
trustees to be appointed or elected for that purpose by said city, 
and the income thereof only to be annually expended in procuring 
the services of musicians, or of a band or bands of musicians, to 
perform in public in said City of Charlestown, within its present 
limits, free to all its citizens, one-half of said income to be annually 
expended in procuring musicians, or band or bauds of musicians, 
to pla}' on or near the small common at the ' Neck,' so called, at 
the corner. of Main and Cambridge streets, near my present resi- 
dence ; and it is my will, that if there shall be good and suitable 
musicians or bands resident or located in said cit}'^, they shall be 
employed in preference to musicians out of said cit}', regard being 
had to the qualities and abilities of musicians, and tiie expense 
thereof, of all which the said c\iy shall determine, as I have confi- 
dence that my wishes will be respected, and as said income is to 
be expended by the city." 

Deposits in the Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank, $3,000 00 

BIRD FUND. 

This is a property left b}' the late John II. Bird, of South 
Boston, who died in June, 1835. It consisted of one-lialf of his 
real and personal estate, which was placed in the hands of Trus- 
tees. 

By the terms of the will, which is dated January, lf^.35, the 
net income of this property is to be applied, after the death 
of his mother, to the " support of a seminary of the first order 



TRUST FUNDS. 333 

for the education of females, to be established and located in 
South Boston." 

No report is required to be made by the Trustees of this Fund 
to the City Council. 

HA WES FUND, 

Being a property left by John Hawes, of South Boston, who 
died in 1829. B}' his will, made in 1813, he directed that the 
income of a portion of his real estate should be applied to certain 
benevolent purposes, among which were the endowment of places 
for religious worship, and the establishing and supporting of 
Public Schools in South Boston, in such a way and manner as, in 
the opinion of certain Trustees, should most tend to the benefit and 
advantage of the inhabitants of said section. 

The income is derived from one-half the rents of certain real 
estate, situated in South Boston, and on the Neck near the Rox- 
bury District line, in the city proper. 

No report is required to be made to the City Government by the 
Trustees of this fund. 



APPEOPEIATIONS 

FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAE 1876-1877, 
And an Estimate of the Ways and Means of meeting the same. 



B}' the fifteenth section of the Ordinance on Finance, the Audi- 
tor of Accounts is required to lay before the City Council, in the 
month of February, annually, an estimate of the amount of money 
necessary to be raised to meet the expenditures of the then ensu- 
ing financial year, under the respective heads of Appropriation, 
together with an estimate of the Ways and Means of paying the 
same. 

Such estimates were duly made, and laid before the Citj'^ Coun- 
cil in Februar}^ last ; they were referred to a special committee, 
by whom an order was reported which finally passed the City 
Council. 

That order was in substance as follows : — 

It is hereby ordered by the City Council^ That to defray the ex- 
penditures of the City of Boston and the County of Suffolk, for 
the financial year commencing with the first d;iy of Mu}', 1876, 
and ending with the last day of April, 1877, the following sums of 
money be and the same are hereby respective!}' appropriated for 
the objects and purposes explained in the Auditor's Fstimates and 
in the applications of the various Commitees and Boards. 

And it is Jurther ordered, That no money shall be expended, and 
no debt be incurred, for any object or purpose for which a specific 
appropriation is herein made, beyond the amount which is so spe- 
cifically appropriated ; provided, however, that any sums of money 
which may be subscribed or contributed by individuals, to pro- 
mote the object of any of the foregoing appropriations, and which 
form no part of the estimated income of the city, shall be strictly 
applied, according to the intention of the contributors, and shall be 
ciedited to said appropriation accordingly; that is to sa}' : For 



Advertising, 
Armories, 

Assessors' Department, 
Auditor's Department, 

Board of Health, viz. : — 
Board of Ileal tli. 
Quarantine De[)artment, 
Evergreen Cemetery, 

Carried forward, 



$83,000 00 

16,700 00 

800 00 



$4,000 00 

27,000 00 

96, 500 00 

18,000 00 



100,500 00 



$•-'46,000 00 



334 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



335 



Brought forward^ 
Boston Harbor, 
Bridges, 

Cedar Grove Cemetery, 
Chestnut Hill Driveway, 
City Hospital, 

City Registrar's Department, - 
Collector's Department, 
Common, Public Squares, etc., 
Contingent Funds, 
Dover-street Bridge, 
P^ast Boston Ferries, 
Engineer's Department, 

Fire Depaitment, viz. : — 
Fire Department, 
Fire Alarm Telegraph, 
Bells and Clocks, 



517.864 00 

21,370 00 

3,630 00 



Health Department, 

Incidental Expenses, 

Inspection of Buildings, 

Interest and Premium, 

Lamps, 

Law Department, 

Markets, 

Mount Hope Cemetery, 

Old Claims, 

Overseers of the Poor, 

Park Department, 

Paving, Grading and Repairs of Streets, 

Police, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Public Baths, 

Public Buildings, 

Public Institutions, viz. : — 

House of Industry, . S216,000 00 

House of Correction, ] 00,000 00 

Lunatic Hospital, 60.000 00 

Pauper Expenses, 69,000 '00 

Steamboat "J. Putnam Bradlee," 13,500 00 

Office Expenses, 8,000 00 

Fitting up buildings on the Austin 

Farm for occupation by paupers, 10,000 00 

Maintaining the same, 7,000 00 



Public Lands, 

Public Library, 

Registration of Voters and Election Expenses, 

Reserved Fund, 

Carried forward^ 



$246,000 00 

6.000 00 

55,000 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

138,000 00 

11.660 00 

49,500 00 

92,600 00 

12,500 00 

130,000 00 

221,200 00 

28,000 00 



642,864 00 

413.000 00 

87.000 00 

18,935 00 

1,907,000 00 

493,738 00 

20,740 00 

10,000 00 

15,000 00 

2,000 00 

143,000 00 
5,000 00 

900,000.00 

850,000 00 
27,500 00 
25,000 00 

109,000 00 



483,500 00 

6,000 00 

111,500 00 

25,000 00 

300,000 00 

$7,596,237 00 



336 APPROPRTATIOlSrS. 

Brought forivard, 17,596,237 00 

Salaries, . 34,300 00 

Schools and School-houses, viz. : — 

School Instructors, $1,218,000 00 

School Expenses, School Committee, 228,600 00 

Salaries of Officers, School Committee, 53,400 00 

School-houses, Public Buildings, 178,000 00 



1,678,000 00 



School-house Sites, viz, : — 

Lot for Grammar School-house, Egleston 

Square, $20,000 00 
Lot for Grammar School-house, 

Brighton, 6,000 00 

• 26,000 00 

Sealers of Weights and Measures, 4,500 00 

Sewers, 200,000 00 

Sinking Fund Commissioners, 800 00 

Surveyor's Department, 43,000 00 

Treasurer's Department, 24,800 00 

Waterworks, 282,500 00 

Water Works, Interest and Premium, 756,000 00 

West Boston and Cragie's Bridges, 8,250 00 

Widening and Extending Streets, 200,000 00 



Total for Citv of Boston, -f 10,854,387 00 

County of Suffolk, 365,000 00 



Total Appropriations for 187 G-77, $11,219,387 00 



WAYS AND MEANS, 

1876-77. 

An estimate of the Ways and Means of Meeting the Expendi- 
tures of the City of Boston and County of Suffolk, for the 
financial year, 1876-77 : — 

Armories, $18,000 00 

Board of Health and Quarantine, 14,000 00 

Bridges, 1,400 00 

City Hospital, 2,000 00 

Corporation Tax, 350,000 00 

County of Suffolk, 130,000 00 

East Boston Ferries, 180,000 00 

Fees, 6,000 00 

Fire Department, 2,000 00 

Health Department, 43,000 00 

Interest, 175,000 00 

Outstanding Taxes, 475,000 00 

Overseers of the Poor, 33,000 00 

Paving, 50,000 00 

Police, 6,000 00 

Public Institutions, 48,000 00 

Public Library, 2,500 00 

Rents, 120,000 00 

Schools, 19,000 00 

Sewers, 75,000 00 

Tax and other Fees, 85,000 00 

Unclaimed Drafts, 2,000 00 

Water Works, 1,153,000 00 



$2,939,900 00 



Appropriations as stated on page 336, - $11,219,387 00 

Income as above, 2,939,900 00 



Amount to be raised in 1876 for the financial year 

1876-77, exclusive of the State Tax, $8,279,487 00 

22 337 



ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY AND COUNTY TREASURER 



FINANCIAL TEAR 



1875-76. 



Treasurer's Office, 

Boston, May 25, 1876. 
To THE City Council : — 

Gentlemen, — I beg leave to transmit herewith tlie accounts of 
the City and County Treasurer, for the financial year ending 
April 30, 1876. 

Very respectfully, 

C. H. DENNIE, 

City mtd County Treas. 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



In Common Council, May 25, 1876. 

Referred to the Committee on Treasury Department. 
Sent up for concurrence. 

J. Q. A. BRACKETT, President. 



In Board of Aldermen, May 29, 1876. 
Concurred. 

JOHN T. CLARK, Chairman. 



341 



342 



Dr. City of Boston, in Account Current^ from May 1, 1875, to 



1876. 
April 30. 



To Cash paid on Mayor's Drafts, and 
charged to the following appropriations :— 



Addition to City Hospital 

Advertising 

Armories 

Assessors' Department 

Auditor's " 

Additional Supply of Water 

Atlantic Avenue 

Bells and Clocks 

Board of Health 

Boston Harbor 

Bridges 

Beach Street 

Broadway Bridge Foundations 

Burnt District 

Back Bay Streets and Avenues. . . . 

Cedar Grove Cemetery 

Chapman School House Yard 

Charles River Bridge 

Chestnut Hill Driveway 

City Hospital 

City Registrar's Department 

Collector's Department 

Commerce Street 

Common, etc 

Commonwealth-avenue Enclosure. 

Contingent Funds 

Canton-street Grading 

Church-street District 

Commercial Point Bridge 

Deeds 

Dredging Roxhury Canal 

East Boston Ferries 

Engineer's Department 

Engine-house, Bristol Street 

Engine-house, Dartmouth Street . . 

Evergreen Cemetery 

Eastern Avenue and Bridge 

Eastern-avenue Wharf 

Fire Alarm Telegraph 

Fire Department 

Fountain, Independence Square... 

Francis-street School-house 

Fort-hill Improvement 



Curried forward 



No. of 
Acct 



$159,109 56 

2,729 00 

28,144 08 

105,366 99 

17,259 20 

783.598 52 

122,379 00 

3.200 78 

75,636 40 

4,091 86 

45.806 31 

47,165 25 

30,373 71 

440,127 43 

279,609 19 

13,945 16 

7,500 00 

21,553 35 

7,233 14 

114,545 98 

11,390 72 

32,317 11 

21,666 00 

84,185 14 

3,772 29 

9,264 85 

600 00 

200 00 

3,940 80 

2,314 61 

8,185 52 

241,2.56 34 

27,050 77 

7.321 47 

14,351 59 

3,127 48 

111,083 76 

5 424 40 

21,497 61 

568,801 89 

4,195 56 

16,090 28 

14,000 11 



$3,521,413 21 



343 



April 30, 1876, toith Chas. H. Dennie, City Treasurer. 



Cr. 



1876. 
April 30. 



By Cash received as follows from May 1, 
1875, to Augusts, 1875. inclusive: — 

Atlantic Avenue. 

Sewer 

Interest 



Appleton Street. 
Betterments. . . . 



Additional Land to Public Library. 
Kents 



Burnt District. 
Betterments.. 
Rents 



Bonds. 

Instalments . 



Bridges. 

Sale of Engine 

Rents Charles River Bridge 

Battery Street. 
Betterments 



Board of Health. 
Abating Nuisances. 



Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Sale of Lots 



Columbus Avenue. 
Betterments 



City Registrar. 
Fees 



Cliff Street. 
Betterments. 



City of Roxbury. 
Sewers 



City of Charlestown. 
Instalments on Bonds . 

Church Street District. 
Instalments on Bonds . 

Deeds. 
Quit Claims 



East Boston Ferries. 
Tolls 



Evergreen Cemetery. 
Sale of Lots and Graves. 



Fire Department. 

From East Boston Ferries 

" Prosecution 

•' Sale Hose Pipe 

" '• Anchor 

" " Horses 

" Use Fire Boat 

" Brook line Water Works 

" Cochiiuafe Water Works for iaU 
" Fine 



Fort Hill Wharf. 
Rents 



Fort Hill Improvement. 
Proprietors India Wharf. 
Betterment SturgLs Place. 



Carried forward. 



No. of 
Acct. 



151 
152 
153 



154 
155 



156 
157 
158 
159 
160 
161 
162 
163 
164 
165 
166 
167 
168 



169 
170 



^6,202 00 
1,581 51 



65,569 98 
4,500 00 



1,000 00 
493 75 



37 00 

5 00 

250 05 

1 12 

285 00 

20 00 

30 00 

342 90 

3 45 



24,912 25 
100 00 



$7,783 51 
293 00 



70,069 98 
39,605 78 

1,493 75 
500 00 

607 58 

3,343 39 

2,217 49 

496 50 

170 01 

89 52 

1,304 31 

10,204 12 

114 00 

52,300 00 

460 00 



974 52 
450 00 



25,012 25 $192,927 46 



Dr. 



344 
City Tkeasurer's Accotint. — Continued. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Brought forward 

Grammar School-house, Everett Dist. Wd. 16 
" •' Winthrop District. 

Health Department 

Incidental Expenses 

Inspection of Buildings 

Lamp Department 

License Expenses 

Maiden Bridge 

Markets 

M ercantile Wherf Market 

Meridian-street Bridge 

Mount Hope Cemetery 

My Stic Sewer 

Mystic Water Works 

New Engine Houses 

New Oft'al Sheds, Highland Street 

New Stable, Charlestown 

Overseers of Poor 

New Lunatic Hospital 

Northampton-street District 

Parker-hill Reservoir 

Paving Department 

Police Department 

Police Station-house, No. 8 

Primary School-house, Gibson District 

Primary School-house, Lawrence District... 

Primary School-house, Newbury Street 

Primary School-house, Quincy Street 

Primary School-house, Koxbury Street 

Printing and Stationery.... 

Public Baths 

Public Buildings 

Public Institutions: — 

House of Industry 

House of Correction 

Lunatic Hospital 

Paupers' Expenses 

Stt-amboat "' Henry Morrison " 

Office Expenses 

New Steamboat 

New Wharf, Kainsford Island 



Public Lands 

Park Department. 
Public Library . . . 



Carried forward $8,034,729 04 



$3,521 

20 

84, 

387 

87 

20 

496, 

31. 

30. 

9 

17 

14 

45, 

122 
13 

4 
5 
12 

63 

89, 

1,024. 

835, 

9 

8 

31 

53 

8 

41 

30 

22 

125 



,413 21 
,0U0 00 
,195 84 
.134 72 
,466 18 
037 50 
456 53 
931 02 
796 14 
,440 39 
,975 98 
.197 70 
277 77 
24 00 
,677 49 
,189 12 
,160 12 
.083 07 
,433 41 
798 67 
,624 77 
4.9 16 
482 16 
,842 94 
869 49 
,999 73 
,398 85 
604 27 
367 72 
528 85 
67 :i 43 
135 70 
478 98^ 



217,.552 16 
97,618 16 
59.391 10 
51.456 05 
19.665 09 
7.871 48 
44,785 05 
11,893 95 

4,716 63 

5,409 38 

129,225 06 





City Treasurer's Account, 


— Continued. 


Cr. 










$25,012 25 

6,352 62 
7,963 00 


$192,927 46 


1876. 
April 30. 


Fort Hill Improvement. 












Hay Scales. 


171 


39,327 87 




245 81 
45 22 










Health Department. 
Sale of Ashes 


172 


291 03 




3,235 94 

1,128 25 

1,921 40 

196 75 

163 82 

50 00 

3,571 60 










Oftal Contract 








Sale Street Diit 
























Street Dirt for Filling 








Harrison Avenue Extension. 


173 
174 


10,267 66 
366 67 








Interest and Premium. 


21,641 25 

42,349 62 

28.948 31 

1,715 13 

3,976 87 

149 24 












































Incidentals. 


175 


98,780 42 




104 25 
11 00 










Lamps. 
From Superintendent, damage to Lamps. 

Liquor Licenses. 


176 
177 


115 25 
9 50 








217,575 00 
1,739 00 






City Clerk, Fees 






Mount Hope Cemetery. 


178 
179 
180 


219,314 00 
5,120 95 

525 00 








Mount Hope Trust Funds. 






Mystic Water "Works. 

Water rates for Chelsea 


7,275 68 
847 05 

3.374 82 
19.182 95 

7,599 47 
170 24 

1,165 21 
40 00 












































Treasurer Chelsea 








Damages from Tufts College 








Northampton-street District. 


181 
182 
183 
184 


39,655 42 
9,070 26 

4,696 70 

2,947 20 








Overseers of Poor. 






Police Charitable Fund. 
From Court Returns, Officer's Fees 

Paving and Repairing Streets. 






20,370 80 
44 00 
25 00 


















Police Department. 
Extra Duty from Chief 


185 


20,439 80 




1,560 25 

1,500 00 

400 00 

55 00 










Hack " 
















Carried forward 




3,515 25 








$647,370 44 



Dr. 



346 

City Treasurer's Account. — Continued. 



1876. 
April i 



Bronght forward. 



Quarantine 

Re;il Estate Advertising 

Rigisti ation of Voters 

Salaries 

School Instructors 

School Expenses — School CommiltLe 

Salaries Officers 

School-houses — Public Buildings 

School-house, Florence District 

Sealers of Weights and Measures 

Sewer Department 

Sheds — Health Department .... 

Sinliing Fund Commissioners 

Siphon, Charles River .... 

Soldiers' Relief 

Stable. Paving Department, Ward 17. 

Surveyor's Department 

Suflblk-street District 

Sweit Street 

Tax and other Fees 

Temporary Loans 

Ticknor Bequest 

Treas^urer's Department 

Tremont-street Mall Curb 

Water Works 

West Boston atid Cragie's Bridge .... 
Widening Streets 

" Leverett Street 

" Shawmut Avenue 

" and Grading Dudley and other 
Streets 

" Eliot Street 

" Washington and Essex Streets.. 

Water Works, Wards No. 17-li) 

Washington-street Extension 

Widening Warren Street 



To Cash pnid on the following accounts, but 
not drawn for by the Auditor : — 

Interest on City Loans 

Premium on Gold 



Interest on Water Loans 

« •• Mystic Water Loans. 



99 
100 
101 
102 
103 
104 
105 
106 
107 
108 
109 

no 
111 

112 
113 
114 
111 

116 
117 
118 
119 
120 
121 



122 



123 
124 



Carried foncard $14,998,56.5 17 



$8,034,729 04. 

14,213 76 

13,.593 53 

21,212 73 

54.854 96 

1,235,375 24 

114,791 06 

31.428 35 

355,981 79 

6,061 03 

6.119 69 

285,299 56 

970 15 

712 75 

26,.^32 35 

84,219 50 

4.995 09 

50,9.37 69 

50.407 33 
118,981 62 

484 78 

750.000 00 

214 20 

28,721 00 

11.401 53 

408,1.',2 42 

32.232 46 

256.488 91 

22,534 46 

56.408 22 

334 41 

54 62 

19,403 23 

288,039 03 

4,655 00 

90 48 



1,665,114 01 
39.174 38 



$12,390,631 97 



1,704.288 39 
833.364 81 
70,280 00 



347 



City Treasurer's Account. — Continued. 



Cr. 



1876. 
April 30, 



Brought fmnoard . 
Printing and iStiitionery. 
Sale of Old Papers 



Public Buildings. 
Ki'nt Engine Houses .. 
Instalments on Bonds. 
Rent Curtis Hall 



Public Lands. 
Rents ..... 



Peddlers. 
Licenses . 



Police Station House, West Roxbury. 
Instalments on Bonds 



Quarantine. 
From Board of Health , 



Quincy School House Lot. 
Bale of Lands 



Real Estate Adverti^ng. 
Expense Selling Real Estates 



Rents. 

Rent Wharf on Swett Street 

"' House, Washington Street.. 

'• Markets 

" Atlantic-avenue Market. . . . . 

" Stable, Charlestown 

" Public Buildings 

" Poor-house Farm, Brighton. 



School Expenses, School Committees. 
Sale Books and Paper 



School-house and Buildings. 
Instalments on Bonds .... 



School for Deaf Mutes. 
From Rhode Island . . 



Sewer Department. 
Assessments 



Soollay's Buildings. 
Betterments 



Suffolk Street District. 
Instalments on Bonds . 
Betterments 



School Instructors. 
From non-residents 
" Dog Licenses 



Taxes. 
Collected — 1874. 
1873 and older... 
1875 



Town of Brighton. 

Taxes , 

Betterments 



Tax and other Fees. 
From overdue Taxes and Assessments. 



Water Works. 

From Boston Rates 

"* East Boston Rates 

" Cutting off 

" Water Board 

" Fees Collecting ... 



190 
191 
192 
193 
194 



195 
196 
197 
198 
199 
200 



Carried forward. 



204 
205 



$292 34 

5,700 ( 

538 00 



750 00 

50 00 

35,6^0 87 

446 87 

50 01 

7,500 00 

125 00 



21,364 09 

48y 75 



507 24 
11,369 50 



692,1.39 93 

18,646 64 

16 00 



1,950 00 
2,100 00 



158.971 40 
13,073 76 

1,:198 00 
55,579 43 
10,275 75 



$647,370 44 
2 25 



6,530 34 
550 00 

411 00 

630 00 

1,029 00 
355 00 

2,970 60 



44,542 75 
816 18 

3,544 00 

12^ 00 

18,816 06 

1,033 34 

21,853 84 

11,876 74 

710,802 57 

4,050 00 
325 81 



239,298 34 



$1,716,934 26 



Dr. 



348 
City Treasurer's Account. 



Continued. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Brovght forward 

State Tax — City's proportion for 1875 

Old Claims — Pavments on unpaid Drafts, 
Apiil 20. 1875.1 

Liquor License — Paid to State their propor- 
tion, under the Act of Legislature 

Refunded Taxes — Order City Council and 
Assessors 

Refunded Sewer Assessments 

School Instructors — Damage by Dogs ..... 

Bank Tax — Paid to State 

Town of West Roxbury — Refunded Tax.. 

Water Works (Cochituate) — Orders paying 
to Mystic Water Works, on account of 
East Boston Rates 

Mystic Water Works — Rates paid to Towns 
supplied under Contract 

Phillips-street Fund 

Goodnow Fund 

Interest on Refunded Taxes 

Town of Brighton — Refunded Tax 

Police Charitable Fund 

Commissioners on the Sinking Funds; on 
account of General Debt of Sinking Fund. 

Consolidated Street Improvement Loan, 
Sinking Fund 

Street Improvement Loan, Revenue Fund.. 

Burnt District " " " .. 

Suffolk Street " " " .. 

Public Building " " " .. 

Water Debt. Sinking Fund 

Mystic Water Sinking Fund, excess of reve- 
nue over expenses and interest on stand- 
ing Loans 

Liquor License revenue in excess of ex- 
penses, and amounts paid to State and car- 
ried to 1876-77 

Balances of unexpended appropriations and 
excess of revenue, 1875-76 



Balance. 



127 

128 
129 
130 
131 
132 



134 
135 
136 
137 
138 
139 



f41 
142 
143 
144 
145 
146 

147 

148 
149 



$270,583 09 

153,042 14 

178.520 32 

224.793 49 

85,465 17 

2.7.34 68 

386 00 



65,042 34 

1.30,000 00 
993,595 31 



$14,998,565 17 
802,120 00 

1,203 57 

61,962 50 

10,794 01 

493 39 

100 50 

691,386 90 

12 47 

31,246 75 

11,530 58 

2,039 50 

1,000 00 

250 13 

500 00 

10,750 00 



2,104,162 54 
18,728,118 01 



3,727,490 51 
22,455,608 62 



349 



City Treasurer's Account. — Continued. 



Or. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Brought forward 

"West Boston and Cragie's Bridges. 
Rents 



"Widening Streets. 
From Rents, Battery and "Wash'n Sts. 

" Instalments on Bonds 

" Sale of Old Material 



"Widening Dudley and other Streets 

Betterments 

Warren Street 

Treraont Street Betterments 

Hanover Street, No. 2 

"Washington and Essex Streets.... 
Kneeland Street 



"Water Loan. 
Permanent Loans by order City Council. 



Receipts from August 9th, 1875, to 
April 30th, 1876, Inclusive. 
Mystic "Water Works ; the following received 
August 10th, and prior to August 7th : 



"Water Rates. 
Charleatown Rates. 
Ciielsea " , 
Everett " . 
Somerville " . 
Fines 



City Collector 

Interest and Premium on Bank Deposits... 

Premium on Gold sold Commissioners on 

the Sinking Fund .• 



"Water "Works, "Ward 17 and 19 — Premium 

on Stock sold 

Additional supply of "Water — Premium on 

Stock sold 

"Water Loan, 6 per cent, currency — Issued 

by order City Council 

"Water Loan. 5 per cent. Gold — Issued by 

order City Council 

City Loans, (5 per cent. Currency — Issued 

by order City Council 

Temporary Loan — Issued by order City 

Council in anticipation of the Taxes 

Phillips Street Fund 

Goodnow Fund — Interest on Fund 

Mystic Sewer Loan — Issued by order City 

Council 



By Cash on hand April 30, 1875 . 



By Balance , 



207 
"'m 



209 
210 
211 
212 
213 
214 



215 



217 
218 



219 

220 

221 

222 

223 

224 
225 
226 



$415 00 

1,236 00 

60 00 



2,859 19 

1,813 43 

293 42 

73 72 

7 00 



73,649 54 
18,903 80 



$1,716,934 26 
25 00 



1,711 00 

3,940 00 
1,500 00 
91 67 
2,893 35 
10,525 00 
1,246 33 



56,000 00 



1,794,866 61 



5,046 76 
13,699,105 65 



92,553 34 

10,570 00 

131,486 80 

132,000 -00 

1,552,000 00 

643,000 00 

750,000 00 

1,950 00 

524 75 

205,000 00 



$19,018,103 91 
3,437,504 61 



22,455,608 52 



$3,727,490 51 



S50 



Dr. County of Suffolk in Account Current from May 1, 1875, 



1876. 
April 30. 



To Cash paid as follows ; — 

On Mayor's drafts through the Auditor's 
office '. 

On drafts drawn by the Judges of the sev- 
eral Courts on the County Tiensurer, 
which do not pass through the Auditor's 
office : — 

Superior Criminal Court 

Superior Civil Court 

Municipal Court 

Supreme Judicial Court 

Insanity Cases in Probate Court 

Coroners' Inquests 

County Drafts. 

Municipal Criminal 

Municipal Civil 



April 30, 1876. To Balance. 



No. of 
Acct 



229 
230 
231 
232 

233 

234 



235 
236 



108 758 59 
53,504 17 
10 865 00 

27,483 38 



3,038 72 
1,924 25 



$137,474 43 



200.611 14 
7,671 53 

10,790 22 



4,962 97 



$361,510 29 



0,822 44 



351 



to April 30, 1876, with Chas. H. Dknnie, County Treasurer. Cr. 



]876. 
April 30. 



By Cash received as follows : — 
From Slieriff. 

For Fines and Costs 

From Clerli of Municipal Court, Boston. 

Fines and Costs 

Less expenses 



No. of 
Acct 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, Boston 

Highlands 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, Dorchester 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, Charlest'wn 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, East Boston 

Fines and Costs. . . ; 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, W. Roxb'y 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, Brighton. 
Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, S. Boston. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Supreme Judicial Court. 

Half Surplus Fees 

From Clerk of Municipal Court, Civil Cases, 

Fines 

From Master of House of Correction. 

Fines and Costs 

From Trial Justices. 

Fines and Costs 

From Superintendent House of Industry, 
Deer Island. 

Fines and Costs 

From Clerk of Superior Court. 

Costs in Cases 

From State Constable. 

Sale Gambling Articles 



From City Collector. 
By Balance 



237 
238 



242 



243 
244 

245 

246 

247 
248 
249 

250 
251 
252 



7,705 37 
1,950 00 



1,743 01 
668 37 



341 32 
96 16 



1.018 06 
304 04 



1,425 34 

300 87 



662 54 
118 41 



810 96 
251 74 



2,464 11 
428 00 



10,835 93 
5,755 37 

1,174 64 
245 17 
714 02 

1,124 47 

544 13 

559 22 

2,036 11 
368 07 

1,177 55 

43 10 

202 31 

2,992 12 
324 76 
13 66 



28.110 63 
72,577 22 



100,687 85 
260,822 44 



352 



Dr. 



Chas. H. Dennie, Treasurer of tlie 



1S76. 
April 30. 



To Balance as per Account Current with the City 
of Boston. . .^ 



$3,727,490 51 



.727,490 51 



Dr. 



Balance Sheet of the Treasury 



1876. 
April £0. 



To Appropriation and Revenue Balances carried 
forward to 1876-77 



To Amounts held to the credit of the following 
Accounts : — 

G-oodnow Fund — City Hospital. 

Nichols " " " 

Phillips' Street Fund 

Stoughton Poor " 

Mt.HopeTruPt " 

Cedar Grove Trust Fund... 

Police Charitable "■ 



Temporary Loan of Sept. 4, 1869, upon which inter- 
est has ceased from January 4, 1870. 



158 GO 
530 50 

70 50 

885 02 

1,061 17 

50 00 
270 14 



$3,447,972 02 



3,025 33 
100,000 00 



$3,550,997 35 



353 



City of Boston and County of Suffolk. 



Cr. 



1876. 
iipril 30; 



By Balance as per Account Current 'with 

the County of Suffolk 

Balance 



$260,822 44 
3,466,668 07 



3,727,490 51 



Department April 30, 1876. 



Cr 



18T6. 
Apri] 30. 


By Cash deposited in the following named Banks : — 


$10,527 50 
568,385 47 
365,008 69 

75,798 27 
101,087 72 
202.145 70 
100.912 43 
202,150 00 
202,175 82 
202,145 53 
202.145 00 

50,543 80 
202.154 88 
202,174 25 
100,907 16 
202,139 91 
101,072 80 




























Howard National Bank, Currency ,. , 






















































National Bank of North America, Currency 

National Bank of the Commonwealth Currency. . . 


$3,091,474 93 
375,193 14 

84 329 28 








By amount due from Auditor for advance on Oliver 
Street Loan authorized Sept. 30, 1867, but not 














$3,550,997 35 







Boston, April 30, 1876. 

Errors and Omissions Excepted. 



C. H. DENOTE, 
City and County Treasurer. 



23 



EEPOET OF COLLECTIONS 



Cullector for k City of BosM aM Coety of Molt 



FOK THE TERM 



AUGUST 9, 18T5, TO APRIL 30, 1876. 



City Hall, Boston, 

Collector's Office, Maj'^ 25, 1876. 

To THE City Council : — 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the ordinance passed June 
26th, 1875, I have the honor to submit herewith my official report 
of collections, during the term from August 9th, 1875, to April 
30th, 1876, inclusive. 

Very respectfully, 

THOMAS SHERWIN, 
Collector for the City of Boston and County of Suffolk. 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



In Common Council, May 25, 1876. 
Referred to the Committee on the Treasury Department. 
Sent up for concurrence. 

J. Q. A. BRACKETT, President. 



Concurred. 



In Board of Aldermen, May 29, 1876. 
JOHN T. CLARK, Chairman. 



357 



358 



Dr. 



City of Boston, in Account Current^ August 9, 1875, 



1876. 
April 30. 



To Cash paid City Treasurer 



$13,699,105 65 



Amount carried /oneard . 



$13,699,105 65 



359 



to April 30, 1876, with City Collector. 



Cr. 



1876. 
April 30. 


By Cash received and 
credited the following 
Accounts : — 

Atlantic Avenue. 


d u 






$83 33 

29,465 01 

'4,'96"3'00 
10.314 73 












$29,249 01 
216 00 






Interest on Betterments 
Filling Whaif and 


















4,373 00 
590 00 
















" " Bonds . . . 

Additional Land, Public 
I.,ibrary. 
Bent 


1 
2 


















$44,826 07 




1,350 00 




Armories. 
Rent from Common- 






1,350 00 




17,864 00 
250 00 




Repairs 

Appleton Street. 

Betterments 

Interest on do 

Auburn Street. 
Betterment 

Burnt District. 
Betterments : — 
Arch Street ..... 


3 

4 
6 














18,114 00 




5,876 18 
525 71 












$17,666 6.5 


1,135 00 


6,401 89 
1,135 00 
















422 32 














18,088 97 








12,331 66 
109 83 






Interest on do. . . . 
Congress Street . . . 












12,441 49 








7,959 97 
116 10 


















8,076 07 








5,273 32 
146 20 


















Franklin Street . . . 
Interest on do. . . . 




5,419 52 








9,541 66 
59 81 














9,601 47 








12,500 00 
35 00 


















Lindall Street .... 




12,535 00 








8.716 65 
347 96 


















9,064 61 
20,0U0 00 














Milk Street 




1,299 94 
39 00 














Oliver Street .... 




1,338 94 








1,616 64 
14 00 


- 












Otis Street 




1,630 64 








666 66 
23 33 






Interest on do. . . . 
Post-office Square . . 












683 99 








583 33 
17 50 














Purchase Street . . . 




600 83 








1,766 66 
170 04 

2,036 64 
34 40 














Pearl Street 




1.936 70 
























2,071 04 








533 33 
18 25 


















Summer S'.reet . . . 




551 58 








3,924 98 
161 01 














Carried forward . . 




4.085 99 














$108,132 84 


$71,826 96 



860 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Amount brought forward 



$13,699,105 65 



Amount carried fancard $13,699,105 65 



361 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Cr 











$108,132 84 


$71,826 96 


1876. 






$11,881 6.5 


April 30. 






491 58 


' 12,373 23 












17,.5.38 00 
7,981 68 






120,506 07 

'2.5,5*19 68 
3,350 00 
















.5 












Bedford Street. 
Betteitneiit 




514 33 
38 57 


149,375 75 




1,500 W 
120 00 
11 29 






7 






Bourd of Health. 

Abating Nuisances, 1874 

•' " 1S75 


552 90 




345 00 
492 12 
663 24 




" " 1875-76 . . . 














Sale Seized Meat 

Brighton Fire Alarm Extension. 
Police Department, their share ) 
cost of extension ) 

Bridges. 


44 
8 




1,631 65 
301 42 






93 30 

785 75 






Kent Ch;irles River and Warren ) 
bridges ) 

Broadway Bridge foundation. 


9 
10 




879 05 
385 80 








Bonds. Pales of Public Lands. 
Instalments on : 


67.858 54 
19,646 68 


' 87,505 22 

*1,564 41 

5,709 12 

'4,285 81 
144 06 








• 












1,1.52 00 
412 41 










• 












4,648 00 
1,061 12 






















3.525 00 
76J 81 






















3,985 64 
304 42 








11 






Columbns Avenue. 

Betterments 


99,208 02 










12 


' 




Charles Street. 


4,290 0.3 




459 90 




Interest on do 

Cottage Street. 


13 


. 






200 00 
' il,'836 '44 


459 90 




3,014 31 
148 11 






14 






Cliflf Street. 


3,162 42 




123 34 
19 11 






15 






Church Street District. 
KefundmiMit of overpayment for i 


142 45 












10.204 50 
1,631 94 








16 






City of CharlestowB. 
Taxes: 1873 






163 59 
127 82 


12,036 44 








1872 








Carried forward 








$291 41 


$344,253 42 



362 



Dr. City Collector's Accohht. — Continued. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Amount brought forward 



$13,699,105 65 




Amount carried forward $13,699,105 6» 



363 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Cr. 









$291 41 
126 16 
120 00 
114 24 


$651 81 
86 34 
200 13 
471 60 
337 00 
2 43 
204 48 

662 41 


$344,253 42 


1876 


1871 . . ...."..•, 


17 
18 
19 

20* 


April 30. 


1^70 




1869 






Sewer Assessments 

Paving •' 












Sale of old building 

Interest on Taxes 

Dividend in Bankruptcy case . . 

Note of Bc-ton & Lowell R.R. ) 

Corporation \ 


2,616 20 
1,407 00 

4,800 64 
1,349 40 




Citv Registrar. 
Marriage Licenses ........ 

City Clerk. 
Foes 

City Hospital. 
Paying Patients — from Supt. . . 
Sale of old material ....... 

Cedar Grove Cemetery. 














1,276 28 
73 12 




4,453 24 
1,976 75 






21 
22 








Cedar Grove Trust Fund. 
Perpetual care of lots ...... 

Chestnut-hill Reservoir. 


6,429 99 
50 00 








386 00 

286 28 


695,051 11 
6,950 51 








23 






Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 


672 28 


• 








Less 1 per cent. Commission . . 

Commission. 
From State 1 per cent, on Bank-tax 

Devonshire-street Extension. 


24 
25 




688,100 60 
6,950 51 








13,036 94 
299 01 


2,588 00 
30 00 
15 00 
10 00 






26 
27 






Deeds. 
Sale of Real Estate for unpaid ) 

Tax Assessments, 1874. . . . ( 
Sale of Real Estate for unpaid ) 

Betlerme:it Assessments . . . \ 

Sewer ."Xssessments i 

Sale of Real Estate for unpaid ) 
Paving Assessments ( 

Dudley and other Streets. 


13,335 95 
2,643 00 








4,236 98 
435 95 






28 
35 




. 




East Boston Ferries. 
Tolls 


4,672 93 
127,000 00 








Eliot Street. 




483 34 
72 01 








29 








Emerson Street. 


555 35 




300 66 
21 49 






30 
31 








Eustis Street. 


322 15 
963 00 








Evergreen Cemetery. 

Sale of lots 




574 00 
420 00 

2 60 


















32 








Carried forward 






996 £0 








$1,207,118 92 



364 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Amount brought forward 




Amount carried foneard 



$13,699,105 65 



$13,699,105 65 



365 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Cr. 











$1,207,118 92 


Fort Hill Impi'ovement. 
Betterments — Purchase Street . . 




$1,108 34 

78 00 


$1,186 34 

* 42,233 *40' 

*7,917 00 








39.478 00 
2,755 40 










Filling Wharf and Building Sewer 
Interest on do 

Foster Street, "Ward 19. 


33 
34 




6,467 00 
1,450 00 






51,336 74 

1,000 00 




Fire Department. 




500 00 
25 00 
40 00 

237 39 

6 50 

40 00 

603 00 
40 00 
20 00 


















" " Old Hose, etc 








































Service of Steamer . 

Fire Alarm Telegraph. 
Sale of old Wire 


36 
37 
45 

38 




1,511 89 
16 66 




Fort Hill Wharf. 


1,350 00 


Hanover Street, No. 2. 


2,508 39 
401 27 


7,520 00 




Harrison Avenue. 


7,520 00 


699 14 

13 62 

8 79 

82 14 

56 21 


Interest on same 

Hay Scales. 


39 


2,909 66 




South " 








East Boston Scales 
















Roxbury Highlands 

Health Department. 

Sale of Manure, 1875 

" " 1875-76 


40 


117 25 
692 22 


759 90 


* 8*09 47 

' 8,945 20 

' i,842 17 
75 00 

253 00 
17,084 72 

500 00 

* 920 49 

98 00 

50 00 

2,735 50 


" Ashes, 1857 






45 04 

50 75 

2,346 71 

6,502 70 




" ■< 1874 






" " 1875 






" «' 1875-76 






Sale of Street Dirt, 1874 .... 
" " 1875 .... 

" " " 1875-76 . . . 

" Old Horse 






6 50 

199 50 

1.636 17 








" Old Material 








" House Offal 








" Filling 












69 00 
851 49 




" " 1875-76 .... 


















Con-veying Prisoners 

House of Industry 
Income from Directors for Public / 


41 
42 
43 




33,313 55 
13,726 41 




EIoui=e of Correction 
Income from Directors for Public ) 






29 352 83 


Incidentals. 
Conscience money 

Carried forward 





116 38 




116 38 


$1,349,916 56 



366 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



1876. 


Amount brought forward 


$13,699,105 65 


Lpril 30. 


\ 






\ • 






y 






\ 






\ 






\ 






\ 






\ 






\ 






\ 






Amount carried forward - - 


$13,699,105 65 



367 



City Collkctor's Account. — Continued. 



Cr. 



1876. 








$116 38 

63 

59 00 


$1,349,916 56 


April 30. 










Quit-claim deeds, sale 1872 . . . 
Interest. 


46 


$38,969 33 

29,584 17 

10,817 53 

404 83 

16 66 

24 32 

19 72 


176 01 




' 79,83*6 56 

117 16 

654 93 

42 91 






" 1874 








'< 1873 








" 1872 








" 1871 








'« 1870 








" 1869 








Bank Tax 


























47 


6,490 33 
683 11 






Kneeland Street. 


80,651 56 




143 12 
2 75 






48 






Kingston Street. 


7,173 44 




4,900 00 
646 25 






49 






LniTips. 
Superintendent — damage to lamps 


5,546 25 








50 








Liquor License. 


145 87 




30,900 00 
264 00 




License fees, City Clerk ..... 

Lunatic HospitaL 
Directors for Public Institutions . 

Magazine Sti-eet. 


51 

52 
53 
54 




31,164 00 
7,524 04 

1 307 00 














Mt. Hope Trust Fund. 
Perpetual care of lots 

Mt. Hope Cemetery. 
Sale of lots 






300 00 






4,790 00 
6,835 85 






Fees 


55 


9,033 65 

7,487 12 

2,538 89 

195,721 19 






Mystic Water Works. 

Water-rales, account Chelsea . . 

'• " Somerville . 

" " Everett . . 

" " Boston . . 


11,625 85 




'21*4,780 "35* 

450 25 

7,432 42 

1,000 00 

1,165 21 






























Interest on Contract, Chelsea . . 

North Street. 
Interest on Bond ........ 

Northampton Street. 


56 

98 




224,828 23 
30 00 








7,785 65 
232 24 


*8."oi*7 *89 
2,902 50 














Instalments on bonds 

Oliver Street. 


57 
58 








10,920 39 
13 451 85 








Overseers of Poor. 




23,953 67 
579 35 






Heating Charity Building .... 

Pleasant Street. 
Betterments ........... 

Pond Street. 


59 

60 




24,533 02 
2,663 00 








755 00 
15 30 










61 






Carried forward 


770 30 








$1,772,727 37 



3QS 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account, — Continued. 



Amount brought fonoard $13,699,105 65 



3876. 
April 30. 



Amount carried foneard '$13,699,106 65 



369 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Or. 



1876. 










$1,772,727 37 


April 30. 


Pynohon Street. 














250 00 
6 50 










62 








256 50 




Paving .-md Repairs of Streets. 










Assessments, 1875-6— Aug. 9th, ( 
1875, to April 30, 1876 . . . . j 




28,415 10 








Assessments, 1875, previous to } 
Aug. 9th \ 




4,531 03 












4.376 18 
79 4b 
60 40 


37,482 17 

69 73 

143 00 

15 ( 00 

400 00 






" 1873 








'< 1857 














































Refunded, grade damage, wrong- > 
ly claimed and p;iid \ 




















63 




28 00 














38,279 92 








Peddlers. 














61 






654 50 




Pauper Expensss. 










Directors for Public Institutions . 
Police. 


65 






2 207 85 


















1,780 00 

300 00 

2,402 59 

2 658 00 


























'■ '• Liquor License Com'rs 














10 00 
262 56 






•' unclaimed goods 


65 

















7,413 15 




Police Charitable Fund. 












Witness Fees Municipal Court, j 




795 30 








Highland District j 










Witness Fees Municipal Court, ) 




819 80 








South Boston District . . . . ) 










Witne.-s Fees Municipal Court, ( 




495 80 








Charlestown District . . . . ( 










Witness Fees Municipal Court, ( 




354 60 








East Boston District . . . . j 










Witness Fees Municipal Court, ) 




152 80 








Brighton District ( 










Witness Fees Municipal Court, / 




78 60 








West Roxbury District . . . ( 










Witness Fees Municipal Court, j 




66 80 








Dorchester District ) 










Witness Fees Superior and Mu- 1 
nicipal Criminal j 


67 


4,227 60 




6,991 30 




Pubhc Lands. 


















1,201 50 






Rents house and land on High- ) 
land street j 




137 50 






Rents house and land on Albany ) 




156 67 
31 25 

125 00 
37 50 








Rents house and lancj on Rich- ) 
















Rents house and land in South i 






Rents house and land on Canal 1 






street, Charlestown j 










Rents house and land on Q-reat 1 
Brewster Island j 


68 


100 00 


587 92 












1,789 42 




Printing and Stationery. 










Bale old public documents . . . 
Public Library. 


69 






37 65 


















6,570 00 

2,104 74 

400 61 


















70 








Carried forward 








9,075 35 








$1,839,433 01 



24 



370 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Amount brought forward 




Ammint carried forward 



$13,009,105 65 



$13,699,105 65 



371 



City Collectou's Account. — Contimied. 



Or. 



Brniiffkt forioard 

Public Buildings. 

Rents, Curtis Hall 

Westerly Hall 

■' Faneuil Hall 

" Ward rooms 

Engine Houso, Loiigwood .... 

Hosc! house. No. 8 

Hose house, No. 6 

Kent of H'k & Ladder House No. 4 



Sale of old settees . . 
" " grate bars 



Public Baths. 
Sale of old materials 



Quarantine. 
Board of Health 



Real Estate Advertising. 

E.xpense selling estates for un- 
p.iid Taxes 

Expense selling estates for un- 
paid Betterments 

Expense selling Estates for un- 
paid Paving 

Expense selling Estates for un- 
paid Sewers 



Rents. 
Eastern avenue wharf . . , 

Markets , 

(Jld State House . . . . , 
^Vharf, Albany street . . , 

'• Swett street . . 
Poor House. Brighton . . 

Quincy Hall 

House, Washington street , 
Stable, Charlestown ... 



Refund. 
From State Treasurer on final I 
adjustment of Bank Tax . . ( 

Shawmut Avenue Extension. 

Betterments 

Interest 



South Market Street Extension. 

Betterments 

Interest 



School Houses (Pub. Bld'gs). 
Instalments on Bonds . . . 
Interest • . 



Sale of portable furnace , 

Suffolk Street District. . 
Instalments on Bonds , , 
Interest 



School Instructors. 

Tuition non-residents 

School for deaf-mutes, tuition . 
From Treas. Commonwealth, 

tuition of deaf-mutes .... 
From Treas. of State of Maine, 

tuition of deaf-mutes ...» 



Dog Licenses 

Treasurer Stoughton School fund 
Interest on Smith fund 



Steamer "Henry Morrison." 
From Directors for Public Insti- 
tutions, sale of Steamer . . . 



Carried forward 



$30.') 00 
167 00 
288 30 
288 00 
. 95 84 
137 50 
87 50 
100 00 



11,935 00 
4,92! 50 



51,103 10 
10,748 23 



150 00 

3,051 20 

.0 00 



1,859 14 
32 00 
19 30 



10-,646 70 
124 86 
81 69 
56S53 



2,590 00 

71,312 44 

15.750 00 

6,.600 00 

750 00 

375 00 

6,000 00 

150 00 

149 99 



1,866 68 

147 as 



24.472 65 
870 67 



16,858 50 
50 00 



1,846 39 



3 276 20 

1,981 00 

264 77 

498 94 



3,642 00 



3,642 00 



$1,839,433 01 



1,910 44 
7 65 

2,121 80 



11,316 78 



103,677 43 
3,135 62 

2,014 01 
25,343 22 

' 16,908 50 

61,851 sa. 



7,867 3C> 



$2,075i687 091 



372 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Amount brought forward 




Amount carried forward 



$13,099,100 GJ 



$13,090,105 65 



373 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Gr. 











$3,642 00 
2,000 00 


$2,075,587 09 


1876. 


Rents of Wharf 


82 




April 30. 


Sealers of Weights and Measures. 


5,642 00 


45 00 
89 10 




Sale of old material 

Soldiers' Relief. 
Treasurer of Commonwealth for ) 


83 
84 




134 10 
86,100 00 








Small-pox Ilospital. 




690 97 
39 71 






Patient at VVatertown 

Sewers and Drains. 
Assessments, 
1875-6 : Aug. 9, 1875,to Apr. 30,'76 
1875; Before Aug. 9, 1875. . . . 
1874 


85 


32,441 04 

521 10 

12,861 24 

876 09 

720 96 

363 15 

54 33 

35 61 

43 82 

50 57 

17 75 

49 10 

273 33 

26 86 

22 15 


730 68 




" 48,357 10* 

482 00 
2,036 79 




1*^73 








1872 








1871 








1869 








1868 .............. 








18S6 .............. 








1865 








1863 








1862 








1861 








1858 








1855 
















451 00 

31 00 






1875 








Superintendent, entrance fees . . 

Tajc and other Fees. 
Fees on Taxes .......... 


86 








m,mi 89 




20,574 88 

24 10 

70 00 

57 73 

4 20 

60 

60 

20 


































" " Health 






























" " Public Buildings .... 
Tremont Street. 


87 




20,732 31 




3,200 00 
7,227 58 








6,453 20 

774 38 








88 






Town of Brighton. 
Betterments : 
Cambridge Street . . . 1,216 40 
Interest 70 52 








10,427 58 




















1,286 92 
6,268 01 




'' 




Market Street ,..'.. 130 00 
Interest 19 91 




















149 91 








Winship Street .... 110 66 
Interest 28 02 


















138 68 
556 28 


's.'so'g 80 

5 00 

11 00 

9 20 




































Taz and other fees 

Carrud forward 


89 




8,425 00 








$2,258,654 65 



374 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Continued. 



Amount brougJit for>card 




Amount catri'.d forward 



$13,699,105 65 



$ 13,091, lOd 06 



375 



City Collector's Account-. — Continued. 



Or. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Bought forward 
T.axes. 
Levy of 1875, viz. : — 



Wds. 


Poll Tax. 


Real Estate 
Tax. 


Personal 
Tiix. 


Totals. 


I 


$.5.1(i4 00 


Sl»i,9U 82 


$24,740 81 


$22(1,846 63 


2 


2,072 Ot 


28.5,287 12 


77,7.50 12 


36.5,709 24 


3 


2.-).')S OO 


l.S2,209 24 


26,148 .50 


160.815 74 


4 


2,098 00 


1,042.993 .SO 


538.1.5<i .30 


1,5S3.247 CO 


5 


1,23(! 00 


1,094,766 26 


604,922 57 


1.7(K).924 83 


(i 


3.064 no 


553,316 a') 


5.^1 167 81 


l.OiW.HS 16 


7 


3,072 00 


29.5.091 99 


18,859 41 


317.023 40 


8 


2.08(i 00 


216.092 23 


31,629 19 


249,807 42 


9 


3,994 OO 


418.257 70 


130,271 93 


6.52,523 6;j 


10 


.'i.OlO 00 


288,276 63 


81..S57 50 


37.''„244 13 


n 


4,820 00 


306,187 52 


171,727 60 


•182,7;« 18 


12 


5,274 00 


210.417 01 


«6,2;i6 89 


251,927 90 


13 


J,8-.2 00 


107,5.55 5.5 


12.542 25 


121.949 80 


14 


3,774 00 


258,420 &3 


57,849 41 


,320,044 04 


15 


3,9:10 (10 


;»5.8I3 ,30 


60 594 47 


.370..%7 77 


]« 


.^,^92 00 


286.277 26 


93.478 51 


8R5,2^7 77 


17 


3,931) 00 


207,783 48 


107,909 94 


319,649 42 


19 


2.2^6 00 


1.<?5,.391 22 


31.26.5 42 


168.892 (!4 


20 


3,0.'?2 00 


109.624 51 


.50,715 29 


16.3,.'!71 80 


21 


3,384 00 


89,:M7 07 


26,;i82 54 


119.113 61 


22 


,S,')00 00 


107,2.« 44 


14,272 66 


124,907 10 




$71,;;04 00 


$6,647,914 m 


$2,729,979 18 




1 





Total received on Tax Levy, 1875 
" " 1874 



1873 
1872 
1871 
1870 
1869 
18(38 
1807 
1866 
186.T 
1864 
1863 
1S62 
18.56 
1875 



Bank Tax, 

Corporation Tax 

Corporal ion Bank Tax Ironi Com 
monwealth of Mass 



Washington and Essex Streets. 

Betterments 

Interest 



Warren Street. 

Betterments . 

Interest . • 



Washington Street Extension. 

Betterments 

Interest 



Widening Streets. 
Instalments on Bonds 
Interest 



Rents. — Land, Battery Street . . 

" corner Wash, and 

Water Streets . 



West Boston and Cragie Bridges. 
Rents 



Water Works. 
From Water Rates Assessments, 
1875 



Carried forward . 



1.236 00 
519 12 



35 00 
1,200 00 



141,730 19 



141,730 19 



1,449.097 81 

365,563 90 

54.453 88 

5,472 83 

3,593 08 

345 07 

229 42 

102 40 

126 00 

106 00 

126 40 

106 40 

92 00 

81 90 

6t 00 

241,405 56 

329,093 84 

23,790 76 



$2,258,654 65 



18,150 00 
101 13 



3,552 82 
147 13 



44,978 57 
2,063 42 



1,755 12 



1,235 00 



10,473,851 25 

18,251 13 

3,699 95 

47,041 99 



2,990 12 
50 00 



$12,804,539 09 



376 



Dr. 



City Collector's Account. — Concluded. 




377 



City Collector's Account. — Cuncladed. 



Or. 



1876. 
April 30. 



Sroiight forward 

From Water Rates Assessments, 

1H75, East Boston 

From Water Rates Assessments, 

1876 

Cutting-ofi' 

Fees 

Water Board 



Zeigler Street. 
Betterments , 
Interest . , 



141,730 19 
4,713 70 



5 300 00 
1,605 01 



146,443 89 

717,69S 93 

1,502 00 

1,917 50 

20,099 23 



$12,804,539 09 

887,661 55 
6,905 Ol 



$13,699,105 65 



Boston, May 1st, 1876. 
E. & O. E. 



THOMAS SHERWIN, 

Citij Collector 



378 



Dr. County of Suffolk in Acc't Current from Aug. 9, 1875, 



$72,577 22 




Ainiiunt curried forward 



$72,577 22 



379 



to April 30, 1876, with County Collector. 



Cr. 



By Casli received as follows : — 

From Sheriff. 

For Fines and Costs 

From Clerk of Supreme Judicial 
Court. 

Half Surplus Fees 

From Clerk of Superior Criminal 
Court. 

Half Surplus Fees 

From Clerk of Superior Court, Civil 
Session. 

Half Surplus Fees 

From Clerk of Municipal Court, 
West Koxbury. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 

" Officers' Fees 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, 

East Boston. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 

" Officers' Fees ■ 



Fron Clerk of Municipal Court, 

Brighton. 

Finos and Costs 

Less Expenses 

'• Officers' Fees 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, 

South Boston. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 

" Officers' Fees 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, 
Charlestown. 

Fines and Costs 

Loss Expenses . 

" Officers' Fees 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, 

Boston Highlands. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 

•' Officers' Fees 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, 

Dorchester. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 

'• Officers' Fees ....... 



From Clerk of Municipal Court. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Clerk of Municipal Court, 
Civil Cases. 
Fees 



Less Expenses 

From Master, House of Correction. 
Finos and Costs 



From Superintendent House of In- 
dustry. 

Fines and Costs 

Less Expenses 



From Justice of Police Court, 
Chels,.'a. 
Fines and Costs 



From Trial Justices for Juvenile 
Offenders. 
South Boston, Fines and Costs , . 



Carried forward 



114 



236 27. 
78 61) 



376 C5 
354 60 



314 62 
152 80 



697 10 
81 ) 80 



1.262 11 


314 87 


2,S23 81 


730 65 


1,123 21 


467 42 


5,401. 14 



567 60 
495 80 



955 GO 
753 90 



336 48 
65 60 



1,516 90 
2,402 24 



1,063 40 
4,067 53 



1,V( 



1,176 26 



15.756 42 
5,822 00 



8.170 12 
2,500 00 



7 243 79 
5 00 



305 72 
3u5 72 



$26,569 81 

390 96 

1.495 58 

6,108 34 

947 24 
2,093 16 

655 79 

3,834 24 

1,3J8 84 

2,358 63 

774 18 

9,934 42 

5,670 12 
433 95 

7,238 79 
1,238 44 

$71,182 49 



380 



Dr. 



CouKTY Collector's Account. — Concluded. 




381 



County Collector's Account. — Concluded. 



Or. 



1876. 
April 30. 



BrougJit foricard. . . . 
Dorelit'ster, Fines and Costs 
Less Expenses, $23.75; 
Officers' Fees, 1.20 . 

Highlands, Fines and Costs , 
Less Expenses, $10.5.86; 
Officers' Fees. 41.40 . 



Cliarlestown 

City 

Chelsea . . . 



From S.ile Gaming Utensils, $5 06 ( 
Seized ^ame fowls, '11 50 \ 

From Jailor East Cambridge Jail. 
Fines and Costs 

Use of Dorchester Court Uoom . , 



30 35 
24 95 



309 44 
147 26 



222 18 

11 00 

602 05 

1 00 



$71,182 49 



1,147 35 
27 56 



161 82 
55 00 



72,577 22 



Boston, May 1, 1876. 

Erroks Excepted. 



TnOMAS SHERWIN, 

Collector for County of Suffolk. 



382 



Statement of all accounts committed to the Collector from- Auguat 9, 1875, to April 30, 
1876, and the amounts collected, abated and uncollected upon the respective accounts. 



Bottermentp, 1875, '76 .. 
Bonds, Public Lands... 
Bonds, Street Improvm't 
Broadway, Bdif . Found 
Cochituate Water liat< s 
Eastern Ave. Bridge... 

Health, 1875, '76 

Health, B'd of, 1875, '76. 

Lamps 

Paving, 1875, '76 

Public Buildings, 1876. . 

Rents. 1876 

School Instructors 

Sewers, 1875. '76 

Slate Inquests 

Tax Levy. 1875 

Bank Tax 



Committed. 



2y, 

215 



858 



44 

2 

8 

12:J 



10,802 
9o6, 



,293 00 
,214 50 
,068 (10 
385 80 
,080 69 
4.i 00 
,687 59 
,632 78 
235 52 
,744 78 
101 30 
.616 67 
,665 73 
,388 77 
682 13 
,202 57 
,462 05 



$13,132,506 8S 



Abate- 
ments. 



$28,502 87 
8 00 



21 
185 



328 
2,203 



$177,064 72 



Per 

ct. 



13-10 



Collected. 


Per 
cent. 


$30,784 56 




3 00 




4,132 50 




385 bO 




717,698 93 




25.883 05 




794 53 




145 87 




28.842 85 




101 30 




2,521) 84 




5.104 67 




32,472 04 




9,449,097 81 


875-10 


936,450 67 




$11,235,424 42 



.Ipr. 30, 1876, 
uncollected. 



$32,508 44 
29,211 50 
210,935 50 

111,878 89 

45 00 

8,796 54 

10,838 25 

68 40 

15,716 73 

95 83 

3,2.32 .50 

88,712 99 

682 l:i 

1,207,295 04 



$1,720,017 74 



Per 

cent. 



Statement of all uncollected assessments August 9, 1875, as shoion by the books of 
the late Treasurer and Collector, with amounts collected and abated from August 9, 
1875, to April 30, 1876, and amounts uncollected April 30, 1876, upon the respective 
accounts or assessments. 



Aug. 9, 1875, 
outstanding. 



Abate- 
niciits. 



Collected. 



Apr. 30, 1876, 
uncollected. 



Betterments 

Board of Health 

Health 

Bonds, Public Lands 

Bonds, St. Improvcm't 

Inspection of Buildings.. 

Paving 

I'ublic Buildings 

Rents , 

Sewers 

r 1869 to 1874 

TnTTevv i inclusive, 
iaxl^evy -j ^g.^.^ ,g jj,gg 

t inclusive. 



$1,769,677 91 



3.30.849 75 

767,791 4 

2)6 97 



1,125,855 97 



$40,066 10 
313 73 

[cancelled]] 

46,663 50 



1,225 00 

1,079 37 
39,695 99 

$129,043 69 



$303,161 49 

837 12 

6,430 50 

77,180 54 

137,766 21 

9,437 07 

128,498 43 
18,403 85 

429,658 18 

805 10 

$1,112,178 49 




383 



Consolidated Statement of the Collections from August dth, 1875, to April 
30ih, 1870, on account of Betterments. 

SCHEDULK A. 





Assessments. 


Collected. 


Abated. 


In suit. 


UncolK'ctod 
April 30, '76. 


Committed since Aug. 

y, 1875 

Outstanding Aug. 9, '75 


1375-76 

1875 

1874 

1873 

1872 

1871 

1870 

1S69 


$63,293 00 
689 824 36 
633,483 33 
45,744 92 
21,511 79 
19,840 00 
235,620 35 
123,653 16 


$30,784 56 
94,tj88 79 

118,172 62 
20,58.^ 13 

, 5,8( 6 75 
12,420 UO 
38,2:i2 35 
13 451 8) 


$22,353 60 

1,302 50 

33.3 00 

950 00 

3,-500 00 

11,625 00 


$200 00 

3.53,760 00 

374,.560 00 

2,5U0 00 

11,190 00 

2,000 (10 

173,963 00 

110,2J1 31 


$32,508 44 

672,781 97 

514,008 21 

24,820 79 

14,y55 04 

3,920 00 

18..,763 00 

110,201 31 






1,832,670 91 


$.333.94,6 05 


$40,066 10 


$1,028.374 31 


$1,458,958 76 



Of the sums reported above as uncollected, 

There is secured by deeds, for the sale of the Real Estate for 
unpaid Betterments, deposited with the City Auditor, the following 
amount: $5,750, — the time for redemption by the owners having 
expired on deeds to the amount of $3,220. 



BONDS AND MORTGAGES. 



Public Land. 


Amount 

unpaid 

August 9, 

1875. 


Bonds and 
mortgage 
notes de- 
posited 
since Aug. 
9, 1875. 


Cancell'd. 


Interest 
collected. 


Amount of Instal- 
ment 




Collected. 


Unpaid. 


Neck Lands 

South Bay 


$270,611 75 

2,652 00 

26.374 00 

27,938 00 

2,401 00 

873 00 


$29,214 50 


$42,451 50 


$19,646 68 

412 41 

1,061 12 

760 81 
144 06 


$67,858 54 
1,152 uo 
4,648 OU 
3,525 00 


$189,516 21 

l,oUO 00 

17,514 00 

24 413 00 


South Boston 

Albany street 




4,212 00 


East Boston 






•1 401 00 


Dorchester 






873 00 
















$.330,849 75 


$29.214 50 


$46,663 50 


$22,025 Osl $77,183 54 


$236,217 21 


Street Improvement. 
City of Charlostown . . 


$21,197 16 
.68,577 00 








$662 41 
39,478 00 


$20,534 75 

29,099 00 

204,258 00 

7,921 50 


Fort Hill improvement. 






$2,755 40 
10,314 73 


Atlantic avenue .... 


$204,258 00 




Hanover street. No. 2 . 


7,921 50 
319,871 5-1 
152,628 Oo 


Suffolk-street District . 
Burnt District 


6,1.50 00 




10,748 23 
7,98168 


51,1(53 10 
17,538 00 


274,918 44 

135,090 00 

3,780 00 


l^ublic Buildings .... 


3,780 00 




. .... 




Police Station, Ward 19 


1,890 00 

131,988 00 
21,020 24 










1,890 00 

123,053 00 
10,815 74 


School Houses, Public 
Buildings 






4,923 50 
1,631 94 


11,935 00 

10,204 50 

2,902 50 

6,453 20 

386 00 

1,236 UO 


Chuich-slreet District . 






Northampton street . . 


4,660 00 




Tremont street 


12,906 40 

3,860 00 

8,652 00 

500 00 




774 38 

286 L'8 

519 12 

30 00 


6,453 20 
3,474 00 


Chestnut llill Reservoir. 






Widening streets. . . . 






North street 






500 00 












$757,791 84 


$215,068 00 




$39,965 23 


$141,898 71 


$830,961 13 



384 



Statement showing collections from Avgust Qth, 1875, to April SOih, 1876, on 
account of Superintendent of Health and Board of Health. 

Schedule B. 



SuPT. OF Health. 




Committed 

from Aug. 9. 

1875, to April 

31,1876. 


Collected, 


Abated. 


Uncollected. 






$14,624 15 

851 49 

1,780 97 

14,434 72 

733 29 

692 22 

1,839 75 

98 00 

8 00 

'50 00 

500 00 

75 00 


$6,502 70 

851 49 

1,636 17 

14,434 72 

203 00 

692 22 

1,839 75 

98 00 

' ' ' ' 60 00 

500 00 

75 00 


8 00 


$8,121 45 






Street di ft 




144 80 


Offtil. Cash from Supt , 

$14,434.72 

Old material 




530 29 


Conveying prisoners . . . 






Cleaning out cesspool . . . 






Filling 






















35,687 59 


26,883 05 


8 00 


8,796 54 


Board of HEALTn. 

Meat seized and sold . . , 




11 29 

11.501 49 

120 00 


11 29 
663 24 
120 00 




10 833 25 


Grease licenses 










$11,632 78 


$794 63 




$10,838 25 


SuPT. of Health. 


Date of 

Bills. 


Outstanding 
Aug. 9, 1875. 


Collected. 


Abated. 


Uncollected 
April 30, 1876. 


Offal. Paid on Contracts . 

Ashes 

Renioviiia; ashes 

Street dirt 


1875 
1875 
1875 
1875 
1875 
1875 
1875 
1874 
1874 
1873 
1873 
1872 
1871 
1870 
1869 
1868 
1867 
1866 
1865 
1864 
1863 
1862 
1861 
1860 
1859 
1858 
1857 
1856 
18o5 
1854 
1853 


$2,650 00 

6,880 45 

81 75 

278 25 

117 25 

50 Oo 

895 75 

2,573 60 

13 50 

788 25 

8 25 

683 50 

567 75 

40 50 

145 42 

258 67 
144 25 
777 75 

259 25 
88 29 


$2,650 00 

2,346 71 

69 00 

199 50 

117 25 

50 00 

895 75 

50 75 

6 50 




$3,533 74 
12 75 
78 75 


Manure 




Conveying prisoners . . . 


2,522 75 
7 00 


Street dirt 




788 25 


Kemoving ashes 






8 25 






683 50 








567 75 


<i 






40 50 


11 






145 42 


IC 






268 57 


<( 






144 25 


(1 






777 75 


11 






259 25 


II 






88 29 


II 


57 50 
127 00 

50 50 
1,132 58 

699 75 
347 00 
224 45 

51 41 
289 85 

26 24 
10 00 






57 50 


1. 






127 00 


1. 






50 50 


,1 






1,132 58 
699 75 


II 






11 






347 00 


J^ • 


45 04 




179 41 
51 41 


II 






289 85 


,1 






26 24 


,1 






10 00 














19,318 51 


6,430 60 




12,888 01 



385 

ScHEDtTLE B. — Continued. 



Board of Health. 


Date. 


Outstanding 
Aug. 9, 1876. 


Collected. 


Abated. 


Uncollected, 
April 30, 1876. 


Abating nuisances 


1875 
1874 
1873 
1871 
1870 
1869 
1868 
1867 
1866 
1865 
1864 
1S63 
1862 
1S61 
I860 
1859 
1858 
1857 
1856 
1855^ 
1854 
1853 


$1 64 
■2,420 15 
43 49 
105 72 
287 34 

77 82 
625 06 
345 86 

3,414 25 
289 77 

78 87 
154 67 
934 87 
143 35 
316 54 
598 62 
206 28 
420 43 
387 52 

9 57 

1,457 98 

449 46 






$1 64 


837 12 


313 73 


1,269 30 
43 49 
105 72 


<( (< 






287 34 


<< a 






77 82 


it <( 






625 06 


i< <( 






346 86 


« If 






3,414 25 


<( (( 






289 77 


« a ' ' 






78 87 


l> n 






164 67 


a <i 






934 87 


<I X 






143 35 


<1 u 






316 54 


H <i 






598 62 


C( <( 






205 23 


a <( 






420 43 


>( <( 






387 52 


<( <c 






9 57 


i( t< 






1,457 98 


<« <f 






449 46 














$12,768 21 


$837 12 


$313 73 


$11,617 36 



RECAPITULATION. 



Superintendent of Health, new 


Committed . . 

Outstanding. . 
Committed . . 
Outstanding. . 


$35,687 59 

19,318 61 
11.632 78 
12,763 21 


$26,883 05 

6,430 50 
794 53 
837 12 


$8 00 
" 313 73 


$8,796 64 
12,888 01 


Superintendent of Health, old 


Board of Health, new account. . 
old " . . 


10,838 25 
11,617 36 






$79,407 09 


$34,945 20 


$321 73 


$44,140 16 



The records show that of the above sums uncollected in the 
Health Department, the following amount on accounts, extending 
from Oct. 5, 1856, to Aug. 7, 1875, has been placed in the hands 
of the City Solicitor for collection — $11,543.11. 



25 



386 



Staiemeni of money received hy the Collector upon hills placed in his hands 
by the Superintendent of Streets, and upon assessments of previous years, 
for furnishing and setting Edgestones and laying Sidewalks; also the 
amounts uncollected upo7i the assessments of the respective years. 

Schedule C. 



Tear. 


Bills committed since 
August 9, 1875. 


Abated. 


Collected. 


Outstanding. 


1875-6 

1875 

1874 

1873 

1872 

1871 

1870 

1869 

1868 

1867 

1866 

1865 

1864 

1863 

1862 

1861 

1860 

1859 

1858 

1857 

1856 

1855 

1854 

1853 


$44,744 78 

Refund of grade dam- ■> 
ages paid to wrong > 
person. J 


$185 20 
19 47 

1,171 86 
33 67 


$28,842 85 

4,531 03 

4,376 18 

79 46 

50 40" 
400 00 


$15,716 73 
2,923 60 
6,682 76 
1,258 37 
6,547 79 
9,720 88 
17,925 81 
5,281 80 
7,906 07 
1,874 55 
3,199 55 
840 92 
1,593 35 
2,257 44 
2,439 95 
3,905 73 
2,004 97 
636 13 
2,177 24= 
5,106 36 
4,917 28 
17.296 85 
2,160 14 
4,574 35 




$44,744 78 


$1,410 20 


$38,279 92 


$128,948 62 



Of the aboA^e sums reported as uncollected, there is secured by 
deed for the sale of Real Estate for unpaid sidewalk assessments, 
deposited with the City Auditor, the following amount of the 
assessments for 1874, — $115.79. 

The records show that a large amount of the above sums re- 
ported as uncollected, have been placed in the hands of the City 
Solicitor for collection. 



387 

KENT'S. 

Schedule D. 



Rents. 



Account Add. Land Pub. Lib'y, house Boylston st. 

Account Land Atlantic Avenue 

Account Armories (from Commonwealth) .... 

Account Burnt District (building cor. State and 
Congress streets 

Account Bridges (buildings, etc., used for fish 
purposes) 

Account Fort Hill "VTharf 

Account Public Buildings. Tenements in Engine 
Houses, etc 

Account Fire Department. Tenements in Engine 
Hoiises, etc 

Account Public Lands 

Account West Boston and Cragie's Bridges . . . 

Account Widening Streets. Land cor. Water and 
Washington, and land Battery street. Photo- 
graphic Saloon 

Account Rents, Public Buildings 

Account Stable, Charlestown 

Account House, Washington Place 

Account Markets 

Account Poor House Farm (Brighton) 

AcQount Old State House 

Account Wharf, Swett street 

Account Wharves, Albany street 

Account Quincy Hall 

Totals 



Collected. 



$1,350 00 

83 33 

17,864 00 

3,350 00 

785 75 
1,350 00 

685 84 



587 92 


50 00 


1,235 00 


2,590 00 


149 99 


150 00 


71,312 44 


375 00 


15,750 00 


750 00 


6,600 00 


6,000 00 


$131,019 27 



Uncollected, 
April 30, 1876, 



$164 25 



45 83 



16 67 
50 00 



1,812 50 



$2,094 25 



388 



statement of money received by the Collector from August 9, 1875, to April 
30, 1876, upon hills placed in. his hands by the Superintendent of Sewers, 
and vpon assessments of previous years, for constructing common sewers, 
also the amounts uncollected ujpon the assessments of the respective years. 

Schedule E. 



Year. 


Bills committed since 
August 9, 1875.. 


Abated. 


Collected. 


Outstanding. 


1875-6. . . 
1875-6 . I 
Ent. fees. \ 
1875. . . . 
1874. . . . 
1873. . . . 
1872 .... 
1871 .... 
1870 .... 
1869 .... 
1868 .... 
1867 .... 
186a- . . . 
1865. . . . 
1864 .... 
1863 .... 
1862 .... 
1861 .... 
1860 .... 
1859. . . . 
1858 .... 
1857 . .«. . 
1856 .... 
1855 .... 
1854. . . . 
1853 .... 
1852 .... 
1851.-. . . 
1850 .... 
1849 .... 
1838-1848 1 
Inclusive \ 
1832-1837 
Inclusive ( 


$123,388 77 
2,036 79 


$2,203 74 

567 48 
511 89 


$32,472 04 

2,036 79 

521 10 
13,312 24 
876 09 
720 96 
363 15 

54 33 
35 61 

43 82 
50 57 

17 7*5 

49 10 

273 33 

'23 86 

'221*5 


$88,712 99 

5,988 90 
4.473 34 
3,884 80 
1,098 52 
1,752 15 
15,480 88 
4,513 16 

824 08 

330 92 
1,974 83 

365 20 • 

357 15 
1.278 61 
4,930 07 
1,5.56 48 
1,946 63 

891 29 
2,721 53 

4U0 45 

880 84 
2,914 40 
2,049 20 

882 50 

103 70 

570 02 

624 66 

198 81 

6,873 98 
27,640 43 


*T 


$125,425 56 


$3,283 11 


$50,875 89 


$186,220 52 



Of the above sums reported as uncollectecl, there are secured by- 
deeds for the sale of real estate for unpaid sewer assessments, 
deposited with the City Auditor, the following amounts : — 



Assessment of 1871 
Assessment of 1872 
Assessment of 1873 
Assessment of 1874 



$414 03 

656 57 

1,256 25 

2,371 84 

N,598 69 



In case of fourteen estates, upon which $1,004.76 of the above 
amount is due, the right of the owneis to redeem the property has 
expired, two years having elapsed since the sales took place. 

In the column of outstanding assessments is included the fol- 
lowing amount, collection of wliich has been postponed, by orders 
passed by the Board of Aldermeu, until entrance is made into the 
sewers,— $8,830. 



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391 



Of the sums reported as uncollected there are secured by deeds 
for the sale of real estate for unpaid taxes, deposited with the 
City Auditor, the following amounts : — 



For the year 1872 
" " " 1873 

" " " 1874 



$1,328 14 
22,939 49 
59,070 71 

$83,338 34 



The time for redemption by the owners having expired on deeds 
covering taxes amounting to . . . . $569 79 



And the following amounts of taxes on personal property proved 
in bankruptcy and remaining unsettled : — 



'or the year 1869 


$1,869 43 


" " " 1870 


3,870 81 


" " " 1871' 


2,807 39 


" " " 1872 


5,463 22 


" " " 1873 


3,488 83 


" " " 1874 


13,224 98 


" " " 1875 


18,474 80 




$49,199 46 



The statement of taxes for the years 1869 to 1874 inclusive, 
which remained uncollected at the date when the Collector's De- 
partment was organized, is based upon the report and list, result- 
ing from actual recount of the Assessors' manuscripts, submitted 
by the Joint Standing Committee on the Treasury Department, 
October 4, 1875 (City Document No. 104), and accepted by the 
City Council. 

For the more remote years, the footings upon the collection 
books have been taken, as being substantiallj' correct. 

THOMAS SHERWIN, 

City Collector. 

Boston, May 1, 1876,- 



Errors excepted. 



392 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



In Common Council, June 29, 1876. 

The Committee ou the Treasuiy Department having completed 
their annual examination of the accounts of the Treasurer and the 
Collector of the City of Boston, report as follows : — 

The cash in hands of Treasurer, and in Bank Deposits, was ex- 
amined on the morning of June 2dth, and found correct. 

The Treasurer's trial balance to June 1st, of which the footings 
are . $47,490,344 40 

has been examined and compared with the ledger, and found 
correct. 

The cash in hands of Mr. Woodward, Cashier, uncalled for upon 
pa3'-rolls, has been examined and found correct. 

The Collector's trial balance of May 31st, of which the footings 
are " S2, 547,049 08 

has been examined and compared with the ledger, and found 
correct. 

The bonds for Public Improvements and Public Lands have 
been examined and compared with the Collector's Trial Balance, 
and. found to correspond. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. O. BIGELOW, Chairman. 

F. H. PEABODY, ' 

Chairman on part of Common Council, 



In Common Council, June 29, 1876. 
Read and accepted. Sent up for concurrence. 

J. Q. A. BRACKETT, President. 



Concurred. 



In Board of Aldermen, Jul}' 3, 1876. 
JOHN T. CLARK, Chairman. 



INDEX. 



Actual and Estimated Income and 

Taxes 46 

Additional Land, Public Library 157 
Additional Supply of Water 

18, 27, 48, 157 

Addition to City Hospital 20, 50 

Advertising 51 

Cost of 251 

Eeal Estate 132, 172 

Aggregates, Auditor's 196 

Treasury 199 

Aldermen, Expenses of 72 

Almshouses 123 

Almshouse, Charlestown District 

124, 292 
Amount of debt allowed by law 8 
Appleton Street, Extension of. . . 157 
Appropriations and Payments 

1875-76 39 

Appropriations 1876-77 334 

transfers of, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 43 

Armories. • .51, 157 

Ashland-street Bridge 36 

Assessments of Taxes 12 

Special 271 

Assessors' Department......... 52 

Atlantic Avenue 54, 158 

Market 158 

Auditor's Aggregates . . ; 196 

Department 54 

Austin Farm.... 171, 292 

Babcock Music Eund 332 

Back Bay Bridges 35, 55 

Streets and Avenues 55 

Ball Hospital Fund 330 

Balance, Treasurer's 199 

Balances, carried to 1876-77 39 

Sinking Fund 39 

from 1874-75 45 

Bank Tax 12, 158, 161, 175 

State 175 



PAGE 

Bates Library Fund 326 

Bath Houses 307 

Baths, Public 115, 170 

Beach Street 55 

Bells 301 

and Clocks 16, 55, 302 

Berwick Park Retaining Wall, 

32, 106 
Betterments Assessed 1875-76. . . 20 

Bigelow Library Fund 326 

Bird Fund 332 

Board of Aldermen, Expenses of 72 
Board of Commissioners on the 

Sinking Funds 145, 201 

Board of Health 16, 56, 158, 304 

Bonds and Mortgages 11, 158, 281 

do. Street Improvement.. ..11, 281 

Boston Harbor 58 

Boylston Funds 316 

" Bradlee, J. Putnam," Steamboat 

17, 36, 101, 294 

Bridge, Ashland Street 36 

Charles River 65 

Commercial Point 36, 67 

Congress Street 32, 74 

Eastern Avenue 32, 74 

Maiden 33, 95 

Meridian Street 33, 96 

West Boston .■" 34 

Bridges 18, 59, 159, 246 

Back Bay 35 

West Boston and Cragie's, 

152, 178 

Brighton, Debt 221 

Fire- Alarm Extension, 

16, 159 

Income from. 176 

Poor Farm . . 284 

Water Works in, 18, 

28, 152 

Bristol Street Engine House 25, 77 

Broadway Bridge Founda^tions 63, 159 



393 



394 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Buildings, Inspection of 91 

New 20 

Public... 17, 118, 169, 292 

BuUman Charity 317 

Bunker Hill, Centennial Celebra- 
tion of Battle of 85 

Bunker Hill Memorial 90 

Burnt District Expenditures .... 63 

Income 159 

Canton St. Grading 64 

Cedar Grove Cemetery... 64, 160, 310 
Trust Fund 160 
Cemeteries, etc. 57, 64, 78, 97, 

160, 162, 166, 310 

Census of 1875 312 

Central Cliarity Bureau 293 

Chapman School-house Yard .... 65 

Charles River Bridge 65 

Charles River and Roxbury Canal, 

Dredging of 74 

Charles River Siphon 18, 145 

Charlestown, Almshouse 124, 292 

Debt 221 

Mystic Water 

Works 224 

Income from 160 

Mystic Water Works 

96, 168, 288 

New Stable 26, 100 

Poor's Fund 318 

School Trust Funds 325 

Chestnut Hill Driveway 65 

Reservoir 286 

Chelsea Police Court 194 

Church-street District 66, 160 

City Clerk — fees received 162 

Collector's Report 355 

Council and Committees' 

Expenses 71 

Debt (See Debt). 

Engineer 77, 308 

Expenditures 6, 7, 13, 44, 48 

for 21 years... 248 

Funds 316 

Hall 120, 292 

Hospital 16, 66, 161, 292 

addition to 20, 50 

new buildings ... 20, 50 

Hospital Trust Funds 329 

Buildings 292 



PAGE 

City Income 7, 15, 157 

Payments 6, 7, 13, 44, 48 

Physician 56, 309 

Property 281 

Registrar's Department 66 

Registrar — Fees received.. 162 

Receipts 15, 157 

Revenue 15, 157 

Squares 282 

Surveyor 147, 308 

Treasurer's Report 339 

Claims, old 102 

Clocks 302 

and Bells 16, 55 

Cochituate Water Works (See 
Water Works). 

Collector's Department 67 

Report 355 

Columbus Avenue Extension 161 
Comins School Library Fund . . . 322 

Commerce street 67 

Commercial Point Bridge 36, 67 

Commissioners on the Sinking 

Funds 145, 201 

Committees of City Council, Ex- 
pense of 71 

Common Council, Expenses 

of 73 

Common and Public Squares, 

68, 282, 309 
Commonwealth Ave. Enclosure 71 
Concerts on Common and Squares 89 

Congress Street Bridge 32, 74 

Contingent Funds 71 

Coroners' Inquests 188 

Cost of Advertising 251 

of Cochituate Water Works 232 
of Fuel for Public Schools . . 242 

of Gas 253 

of Printing and Stationery.. 249 
of Widening Streets for 54 

years 256 

of Widening Sts. 1875-76... 254 

County Buildings 293 

Collector's Report 378 

Coroner's Inquests 188 

Court Expenses 182, 183, 

184, 185 

Court House 182, 293 

So. Boston, addition to . . 26 



INDEX. 



395 



PAGE 

County Expenditures 6, 7, 14, 44, 181 
for 21 years 248 
Expenses on Commitments 

to State Institutions . . • . 185 
Indexes for the Registry of 

Deeds 184 

for Registry of 

Probate 185 

Income 16, 189 

Jail 181 

Payments 6, 7, 14, 44, 181 

by County Treas- 
urer 185 

Probate Building 182 

Office, Printing, 

etc... 184 
Arranging 
papers in, 185 

Receipts 16, 189 

Register of Deeds, Station- 
ery, etc 184 

Registry of Deeds and Pro- 
bate Offices 184, 185 

Revenue 16, 189 

Salaries 182 

Treasurer's Report 350 

Social Law Library Pay- 
ment 185 

Statement 195 

Cragie's and W. Post. Bridgesl52, 178 

Damages 88 

Grade 107 

Dartmouth-st. Engine-house.. 24, 78 
Debt, Amount allowed by law ... 8 

Brighton 221 

City 10, 11, 161, 212 

Character of funded 214 

Charlestown 221 

Cochituate Water (Loans) 
(See Water Works). 

Consolidated 10, 225 

Dorchester 221 

Funded for 55 years 260 

Eunded and Unfunded .... 225 
Increase, 1875-76 .... 161, 211 

Interest on 92, 213 

Means of paying off. . ..11, 226 

Mystic Water 10 

Net 12, 226 

Objects of 220 



PAGE 

Debt Paid 9,209 

Roxbury 220 

Sinking Eunds 201 

Temporary 148, 176 

Total of 6, 10, 225 

West Roxbury 221 

When due.. 212, 214, 222, 224 

Deeds 74, 161 

Registry of (See Registry 
of Deeds). 
Deer Island, Institutions at ..17, 

123, 170, 193, 236, 291 
New Laundry build- 
ing 17 

Department Expenses for 1 6 years 244 

Expenses 16 

Devens Infant School Eund 325 

Devonshire Street Extension .... 162 

Dexter Eund 316 

Dog Licenses 173 

Dorchester Debt 221 

Dredging Roxbury Canal and 

Charles River 74 

Dudley and other Streets, Widen- 
ing and Grading 155, 179 

Dwelling Houses, Value of 268 

East Boston Eerries 75, 162, 291 

Eastern Avenue and Bridge (See 

Congress Street Bridge) • 74 

Eastern Avenue Wharf 74 

Election Expenses, Registration 

of Voters and 132 

Eliot Street, Widening of . ..155, 179 

Engine Houses, etc 298 

New... 24, 77, 78, 99 
Engine Houses, Repairs of. ..16, 245 
Engine House, Bristol Street ..25, 77 
Dartmouth Street 

24, 78 
Washington St., 

Ward 23 100 

Harvard Street, 
Brighton Dis- 
trict 99 

Mt. Vernon, St., 
West Roxbury 

District 100 

Engineer's Department. .... .77, 308 

Erection of Engine Houses 245 

Station Houses 245 



896 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Essex and Washington Streets, 

Widening of 156, 180 

Estimated and Actual Income and 

Taxes, 1875-76 . .'. 46 

Estimated Income, 1876-77 337 

Evacuation Day 90 

Everett District Grammar School 

House, Dorchester 82 

Evergreen Cemetery 78, 162 

Expenditures, City 6, 7, 13, 44, 48 

City and County 

for 21 years 248 

County .... 6, 7, 14, 

40, 181 
Expenses of the Departments for 

16 3'ears 244 

Extension Water Works 27 

Swett Street 34, 148 

Faneuil Hall 292 

Faneuil Hall Market 96 

Eees 162 

Tax and other 148, 176 

Ferries (See East Boston Fer- 
ries). 

Ferry Boat " Revere "... 37, 76 

Fifth St. Primary School-house 24, 112 

Financial Department 231 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph, 16, 78, 

163, 245, 301 

Department, 16, 79, 163, 245, 298 

Flats and Marsh lands value of . 267 

Florence District School-house, 141 

Fort Hill Improvement 81, 163 

Fort Hill Wharf. .., 163 

Foss Seventeenth of June Fund 331 

Flag Fund 331 

Fountain, Independence Square, 81 

Fourth of July Expenses 87 

Francis St. School-house 24, 82 

Franklin Club Library Fund 328 

Mechanics' Fund 320 

Medal Fund 321 

Free Concerts '. 89 

Fuel, Cost of for Public Schools 242 

Furniture 309 

Gallop's Island 304 

Gas, Cost of 253 

General Expenses City Office, 

Public Institutions 17, 128 

General Remarks 5 



PAGE 

Gibson District Primary School- 
house 23, 111 

Gibson School Fund 324 

Goodnow Hospital Fund 164, 329 

Library Fund .330 

Grade Damages 107 

Grammar School-house, Everett 

District, Ward 16 82 

Grammar School-house, Win- 
throp District, Charlestown 

District 21, 82 

Grand Army of tlie Republic, 

Allowance to Posts 89 

Grounds, Public 68, 282, 309 

Hanover Street Widening No 2,. 179 

Harbor 58 

Harvard St., Brighton District, 

Engine-house 99 

Harrison Avenue Extension .... 164 

HaAves Fund 333 

Hay Scales 164 

Health, Board of 16, 5.6, 158, 304 

Health Department 16, 83, 164, 

246, 303 

Sheds for 145 

Stable, Charles- 
town District, 26 

Highland Street, Offal Shed 100 

Holton Poor Funds 318 

Holyoke St., Retaining Wall .32, 106 
Hook and Ladder Houses.. ...... 299 

Hose Houses 298 

Hospital, City ... 16, 66, 161, 292 

addition to 20, 50 

Trust Funds 329 

Lunatic ..17, 126, 170, 

236, 244, 291 

Hotels, value of 267, 268 

House of Correction 17, 125, 

170, 194, 236, 244, 291 
House of Correction, East Cam- 
bridge 195 

Industry, 17, 123, 170, • 
193, 236, 244, 291 
Reformation 123, 236, 291 

Incidental Expenses 85, 165 

Income, City 15, 157 

County 16, 189 

Estimated and Actual 
1875-76 46 



INDEX. 



397 



PAGE 

Income, Estimated 1 876-77 337 

Independence Day, Celebration . 87 
Independence Square, Fountain 

at 81 

Indexes for the Registry of 

Deeds 184 

Indexes for the Registry of Pro- 
bate 185 

Inquests 188 

Insanity Cases 185, 188 

Inspection of Buildings 91 

Inspector of Milk 56 

Provisions 56 

Institutions, Public, 17, 122, 170, 

236, 291 
Instructors of High, Grammar 

and Primary Schools 17, 134 

Interest and Premium 92, 165 

Interest 18, 151, 165 

Islands, owned by City 286 

(See Public Institutions.) 
(See Board of Health.) 

Jail 181 

Expenses 181 

Jeffries JT und 317 

Judgments, etc., against the City 88 
Joint Committees of the City 

Council, Expenses of. 71 

Juvenile Offender Cases 185, 187, 193 

Kingston St., Widening of 179 

Kneeland St., Widening of 179 

Lamps 18, 92, 165, 237, 246, 309 

Land and Houses in charge of 

the Committee on Streets 285 

Lands, Public 129, 171, 283 

Salable 283 

Roxbury District ... 283 

South Boston do 283 

Dorchester do..' 284 

Reserved Lots 284 

Brighton do 284 

Charlestown do 284 

West Roxbury do 284 

Latin School Prize Fund 322 

Laundry Building, New, Deer 

Island 17 

Lawrence District PrimarylSchooI 

House 24, 112 

Library Fund 326 

School Fuhds....321, 322 



PAGK 

Laying Out and Widening 
Streets (See Widening Sti-eets 
and Streets). 

Legal Expenses 89 

Leverett Street Widening 155 

Library, Public. .. .129, 172, 292, 311 
Additional Land.. 157 

Building 292 

Trust Funds 326 

Licenses, Liquor 94, 166 

Lighting Streets (See Streets and 
Lamps). 

Liquor Licenses 94, 166 

Lunatic Hospital. . .17, 126, 170, 

236, 244, 291 

New 100, 292 

Maiden Bridge 33, 95 

Market Houses 96, 172, 292 

Atlantic Avenue. 158 
Mercantile Wharf 96 
Marsh Lands and Flats, Value 

of 267 

Mason Fund 316 

Mayor, Expenses of. 72 

Means on hand for paying City 

Debt 11, 226 

Measures and Weights (See 
Weights and Measures). 

Mercantile Wharf Market 96 

Meridian-street Bridge. 33, 96 

Milk Inspection 66 

Mortgages and Bonds... 11, 158, 281 

Mount Hope Cemetery 97, 166 

Trust Fund 166 
Property ..310 
Mount Vernon- street. West Rox- 
bury District, Engine House. . 100 
Municipal Court. 

Cr'iminal Session — • 

Income 189 

Payments 187 

Civil Session — 

Income 193 

Payments 187 

Southern District — 

Income 190 

Payments 183 

Dorchester District — 

Income 191 

Payments 183 



398 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

i Charlestown District — 

Income 190 

Payments 183 

South Boston District — 

Addition to Court House ... 26 

Income 190 

Payments 183 

Brighton District — 

Income 192 

Payments 184 

East Boston District — 

Income 192 

Payments 183 

West Roxbury District — 

Income 192 

Payments 184 

Municipal Court-room, Dorches- 
ter District 195 

Municipal Indebtedness, limit 

of 8 

Music on the Common and 

Squares 89 

Mystic Kiver Corporation, Shares 

in 281 

Sewer 98, 166 

■ Water Works... 98, 166, 

167, 288 

Debt 224 

Int:on .98, 224 
Loans .166, 224 
Sewer.. 98, 166 

Net Indebtedness of City 12, 226 

Newbury-street Primary School- 
house". 22, 112 

New Engine Houses... 24, 77, 78, 99 
Laundry Building, Deer 

Island... 17 

Lunatic Hospital 100, 292 

Offal'Slied, Highland Street, 100 

Public Buildings 20 

School-houses 17, 21 

Stable, Charlestown 26, 100 

Steamboat "J. P. Brad- 
lee " 17, 36, 101 

Steamers 36 

Wharf, Itainsford Island, 

17, 32, 101 

Nichols Hospital Fund 330 

Norcross Sciiool Library Fund.. 322 
Hospital Fund 330 



PAGE 

Northampton- St. District. ..102, 167 
Offal Shed, New, Highland St. . . 100 
Office Expenses, Public Institu- 
tions 17, 128 

County 184 

Old Claims 102 

Oliver Street 167 

Overseers of the Poor 103, 167 

Buildings in charge of. 310 

Trust Funds 316 

Park Department 104 

Parker Hill Reservoir 

18, 104, 287 

Pauper Expenses 17, 126 

Income 171 

Paving and Repairing Streets, 

18, 105, 168, 246, 304 
Paving Department Stable, West 

Roxbury 26, 146 

Payments and Appropriations. .. 39 

City 6, 7, 13, 44, 48 

County ...6, 7, 14, 44, 181 
By County Treasurer. 185 

Peddlers' Licenses 168 

Pemberton Fund 316 

Personal and Real Property of 

the City 281 

Phillips Library Fund 326 

Street Fund 168, 329 

Physician, City. See City Physi- 
cian. 

Pierce Fuel Fund 317 

Library Fund 326 

Police Charitable Fund 168, 319 

Court, Chelsea 194 

Department.. 17, 108, 168, 

245, 297 
Station House, No. 8, 26, 111 

Station Houses 245, 297 

West Rox- 
bury Dis- 
trict .... 169 

Polls 264 

Poor Funds 316, 317, 318, 320 

of Cliarlestown Fund 318 

Widows' Fund 320 

Population 312 

Pounds 309 

Primary School-house, Gibson 
District 23, 111 



INDEX. 



399 



PAGE 

Primary School-house, Lawrence 
District, 

24, 112 
Newbury 

St., 22, 112 
Quincy St., 

23, 113 
Eoxbury 
St., 23, 113 

Printing and Stationery 114, 169 

Cost of.... 249 
Probate and Registry Deeds 

Building 182 

Probate Office, arranging papers 

in 185 

Indexes for 185 

Property of the City, Eeal and 

Personal 281 

Provisions, Inspector of 56 

Public Baths 115, 170 

Bath Houses 307 

Buildings.... 17, 118, 169, 292 

Buildings, new 20 

Clocks 302 

Garden 282 

Grounds and Squares 68, 

282, 309 

City Proper 282 

East Boston 282 

South Boston . . 282 
Roxbury Dist. . .282 
Dorchester Dis- 
trict 282 

Ch arlestown 

District 282 

West Roxbury 
District.. ... 282 
Institutions, 17, 122, 170, 

236, 291 

Lands 129, 171, 283 

Reserved Lots 284 

Land Bonds and Mort- 
gages 281 

Library 129, 172, 311 

Additional Land 

for 157 

Building 292 

Trust Funds 326 

TrustPunds, 160, 166, 168, 

172, 173, 316 



PAGE 

Public Scales 309 

Vaccination 238 

Works 27 

Quarantine Department, 16, 131, 

172, 246 

Quincy School-house lot 172 

Street Primary School- 
house 23, 113 

Rainsford Island 29 1 

New Wharf at 

17, 32, 101 

Real Estate Advertising 132, 172 

Real and Personal Property of 

the City of Boston 281 

Receipts City 15, 157 

County 16, 189 

Redivision of Wards 90 

Registrar's Department 66, 162 

Registry of Deeds — 

Building 182 

Indexes for 184 

Office Expenses 184 

Registration of Voters and Elec- 
tion Expenses 132 

Remarks, General 5 

Rents 172 

Reserved Lots 284 

Reservoir, Chestnut Hill 286 

Parker Hill.. 18, 104, ^87 

Revenue, City 15, 44, 157 

County i 16, 189 

" Revere," Ferry Boat ..37, 76 

Roxbury, Canal and Charles 

River, Dredging of 74 

Debt 220 

Income from 161 

Roxbury Street Primary Sohool- 

house 23, 113 

Salable Land • 283 

Salaries, City 133 

County 182 

Scales, Public 309 

Schools and School-houses 17, 
20,21,65,82,111,112, 
113, 134, 141, 173. 

Buildings 293 

Books and other ex- 
penses, 17, 137, 174 

Salaries paid Officers 
School Committee ..17, 134 



400 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Schools, Salaries School In- 
structors 17, 134, 173 

Care, etc., of School- 
houses, 17, 189, 173 

High, Grammar, and 
Primary School- 
houses 293 

Income 17, 172, 173 

New 21 

New, and land for same 

17, 140 

Property 311 

Salaries of Teachers . . 240 

Cost of Puel 242 

Expenses for 23 years . 239 
Trust Punds 173, 321, 

322, 323, 324, 325 

School-House, Florence District 141 

Prancis Street. 24, 82 

Scollay's Building 174 

Sealers of Weights and Meas- 
ures 141, 174, 308 

Sears Charity Pund 317 

Seventeenth of June 85 

Sewers 18, 141, 174, 307 

Sewer Commission 144 

Shaw Hospital Pund 330 

Shawmut Avenue Extension 156, 174 

Widening 156 

Sheds, Health Department .... 145 

Shed, Offal, Highland Street 100 

Sheriff", Money received from.. 189 
Sinking and Revenue Punds .... 201 
Sinking Pund Commissioners 

145, 201 
Balances paid to 39 

Siphon, Charles River 18, 145 

Small-pox Hospital, etc 175 

Smith School Pund 323 

Social Law Library 185 

Soldiers' Relief 146, 175 

Soup 89 

South Boston Court House 26 

South Market St. Extension .... 175 

Special Assessments i!71 

Squares, Public 68,282, 309 

Stable, Health Dejjartment, 

Charlestown 26, 100 

Paving Department, West 
Roxbury District. . .26, 146 



PAGE 

Stable, Paving Dept., Ward 17,26,146 

New, Charlestown 26, 100 

State Constable 195 

Tax 147 

Bank Tax 175 

Stationery (See Printing and Sta- 
tionery). 

Station (Police) Houses 297 

erection of 245 
repairs of. 242 
Station House, District No. 8 . 26, 111 
West Roxbury 

District 169 

Steamboat " J. Putnam Brad- 
lee" ...17, 36, 101, 292 
"H. Morrison" ..17, 

127, 171 

"Protector" 297 

" Samuel Little " 304 

Steamers, New 36 

Stoughton Poor Pund 320 

School Pund 323^ 

Streets, Betterments assessed for 

Widening of, 1875-76.. 20 

Streets, Committee on, Land in 

charge of 285 

Streets 18, 19, 54, 55,. 63, 64, 

66, 67, 74, 81, 92, 102, 105, 
147, 148, 149, 153, 155, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 
163, 164, 165, 167, 168, 174,. 
176, 175, 178, 179, 180, 2i6, 

254, 285, 304, 307 
Streets, Bridges (ordinary) ... 18, 

59, 159, 246 
Lighting.. 18, 92, 165,237, 

246, 309 

PaVing.l8, 105, 168, 246, 304 

Sewers. 18, 141, 174, ii46, 307 

Widening, etc. ..18, 19, 

54, 55, 63, 67, 74, 

148, 153, 155, 156, 

157, 158, 159, 161, 

162, 163, 164, 167, 

174, 175, 176, 178, 

179, 180, 254, 256 
Widening, etc. (ordi- 
nary) 18, 153 

Widening, cost of, for 54 

years 256 



INDEX. 



401 



PAGE 

Streets, Widening, Cost of, 1875- 

76 254 

Street Improvement Bonds 281 

Widenings, 1875-76 ... 18, 254 

Suflfblk Street District 147, 175 

Supply of Water, Additional. 18, 

27, 48, 157 

Surveyor's Department 147, 308 

Superior Court. 

Criminal Session — 

Fees and Expenses 184, 185 

Income 194 

Printing, etc 184 

Salaries 182 

Civil Session — 

Fees, etc 184, 186 

Income 193 

Supreme Judicial Court. 

Income 194 

Payments 186 

Swett Street 34, 148 

Taxes 12, 175 

Assessment of 12, 261 

Bank 12, 158, 161, 175 

and Valuation, compared 

with other cities 270 

Actual and Estimated and 

Income 46 

Exemption from 266 

Outstanding 12 

State 147 

Tax and other Fees 148, 176 

Teachers, Salaries of 240 

Telegraphic Fire Alarm.. 16, 78, 

163, 245, 301 

Temporary Home 103 

Loan 148, 176 

Thetford Avenue Primary 

School-house 23, 111 

Ticknor Bequest 149, 327 

Townsend Library Fund 327 

Transfers of Appropriations . .39, 

40, 41, 42, 43 

Treadwell Bequest 328 

Treasury Aggregates 199 

Treasurer's Balance 199 

Department 149 

Keport 339 

Tremont Street Mall Curb... 32, 149 

Widening 180 

26 



PAGE 

Trust Funds.. 160, 166, 168, 172, 

178, 316 

Vacant Houses, Value of 267 

Vaccination 238 

Valuation of Boston . ..261, 263, 264 
Real and Personal 
Estate, from 1835 

to 1875 265 

Dwelling - houses 
and Hotels in 

Boston 268 

Vacant Lands 267 

Houses 267 

Marsh and Flats . . . 267 
and Taxes as com- 
pared with other 

cities 270 

Voting Expenses 132 

Ward Room Building, South 

Boston 26 

Wards, Redivision of 90 

Valuation of 264 

War Expenses 235 

Warren Street, Widening of 

156, 180 
Washington St. Extension. . .149, 176 
Washington and Essex Streets, 

Widening of 156, 180 

Washington Street, Ward 23, 

Engine House 100 

Water Works, Cochituate. 18, 26, 

48, 150, 177, 247, 286 
Additional Supply 
ofWater, 18, 27, 

48, 157 
Chestnut- Hill Res- 
ervoir 286 

Cost of 232 

Debt 10, 232 

Expenditures for 

16 years 247 

Extension of 27 

Int. and Premium 

18, 151 
Income ..157, 177, 178 
Loans of 1875-76.. 176 

Loans 157, 176,222 

Objects of.. 223 
Main Pipe laid 
1875-76 29 



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Water Works, Main Pipe laid to 

May 1,1876-... 30 
Parker' Hill Res- 
ervoir ..18, 104, 287 

Property 286 

Service Pipes put 

in in 1875-76 31 

Siphon Charles 

River 18, 145 

Wards 13, 14, 15, 
and 16, and Ex- 
tension to Wards 

17 and 19 18 

Wards 17 and 19 

18, 28, 152, 178 
West Roxbury and 
Brighton Dis- 
tricts. 18, 28, 152, 178 
Mystic (See Mystic 

Water Works). 
Mystic Sewer (See 
Mystic Sewer). 
Ways and Means, 1876-77...... 337 

Webb Pranklin School Fund ... 322 
Weights and Measures, Sealers 

of 141, 174, 308 

West Boston Bridge 34, 153 

West Boston and Cragie's 

Bridges 152, 178 

West Roxbury Debt 221 

Police Station 

House 169 

Stable in, for Pav- 
ing Dept 26, 146 



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West Roxbury, Water Works in, 

18, 28, 152, 178 

Wharf, Eastern Avenue 74 

New, at Rainsford Island 

17, 32, 101 
Widening Streets, etc., 18, 19, 54, 
55, 63, 67, 74, 148, 
149, 153, 155, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 161, 
162, 163, 164, 167, 
174, 175, 176, 178, 

179, 180, 254, 256 

Beach Street 55 

Betterments assessed 

for 1875-76 20 

Cost of, 1875-76 254 

for 54 years . . . 256 
and Grading Dudley 
and other Sts.... 155, 179 

Eliot Street 155, 179 

Hanover St. No. 2 ... 179 

Kingston Street 179 

Kneeland Street 179 

Leverett Street 155 

Shawmut Avenue .... 156 

Tremont Street 180 

Warren Street 156, 180 

Washington and Essex 

Streets . . •■» 156, 180 

Widow's Poor Fund 320 

Wilson, Hon. Henry, Funeral of 91 
Winthrop Grammar School- 
House, Charlestown District. 21, 82 

Woodworth Cemetery Fund 320 

Works, Public 27